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Light Leak at South Platte, 2017

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Eagle at South Platte, 2017

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After El Niño II, 2016

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After El Niño I, 2016

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Tumbleweed Ashore (Pyramid Lake), 2016

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Creosote, Panamints, and Light Leaks, 2016

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Superbloom near Salt Creek, 2016

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Death Valley Rocks, 2012

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Lily of the Desert, 2012

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Elisa at Mesquite Flats Shortly Before the Piano Truck Pulled into the Parking Lot (Dune Babe), 2012

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Grande South, 2013

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The Grand Canyon Was Fogged Out, but the LCR Gorge was Especially Beautiful (Luckily), 2013

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Shelter from the Sun (CA), 2012

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Shelter from the Sun (WY), 2016

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Golden Hour at Easton's, 2016

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Rest Stop Patriotism, 2016

Terra Cognita

digital C-prints
various dimensions

collection assembled in 2018

Most of these photos were taken while I spent summers traveling through the West / Southwest for work. All of the shots were exposed to medium format film with a toy camera that was held together with gaffer tape in an effort to prevent light leaks, which, regardless, often occurred due to the plastic camera body becoming warped by mid-summer Mojave Desert heat.

 

This series often reminds me of a simple fact of life I am grateful to have developed an intimate understanding of and shared with many friends on the road: the weather tends is prone to be as dramatic as the landscape.