New Mexico | Arizona | The American Southwest

A spiritual journey through the American Southwest in photographs.

Raw, nearly naked (unedited) images from iPhone 6, Nikon D700, Nikon D4, and Pentax k1000 and Nikon F1 00 with various 35mm color & black and white films.

all images circa Nov. '15.

Enjoy

^ my first night in the New Mexico desert, horrific storm rolled in, froze and cried almost all night. Spent a few hours in the car (instead of my sweet little camper named Cricket), crying like a baby and trying to keep warm^ -best memory 2 yrs later lol

^Gila cliff dwellings. 1 hr hike/climb to the top, snow on the ground below in the valley.

Left New Mexico and headed to Arizona thru the Apache National Forest (route 90) ~5 hrs of breathtaking scenic views that I couldn't stop to photograph. Below; Flying Dutchman State Park.

^I did not complete the 6 hr climb to the top to "flat iron." It began to spit rain about 1 hr from the top and I turned back. Maybe I'll return one day?

^ a lively group of senior citizens that let me hike with them for a few hours "if I could keep up." They had been meeting every winter for 15 yrs to hike the Arizona desert together.

This trip was a spiritual journey for me. The details are Intimate. and Real. and Powerful.

My heart and soul and LIFE are forever changed! I am left in awe and in love with a G-d and Savior that met me in "dark and dry places" and revealed Himself and His beauty there.

*at this time I remain undecided on future print offerings from this collection. I believe a few sunsets and mountain landscapes may be offered. I am still waiting for all film landscapes to arrive and I'll make final decisions then. **if you are interested in a piece for print, please contact me. Thank you

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