Collection of loose leaf photos from Arizona to Colorado. Road trip is always fun with a camera.
The first night it rained heavily in Page, Arizona. Once it passed the landscape revealed a different textures, aspects, and motions. It’s humbling to have observed the rare instance of it.
When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know.
Photography some times feels like a fools errand–trying to capture infinity with a finite tool. The psyche of the landscape was so dynamic filled with unimaginable textures, unheard of colors, and irresistible contour. I picked up some earth sample and rubbed it on my hands, smelled it, and I melted for I felt molecularly connected.
Going through Lower Antelope feels like flowing through her hair–the waves, lines, and color.
Driving through New Mexico was curiously beautiful. During our trip we experienced wide range of weather from eerie ice storm to Martini dry weather. Of all the places we loved exploring Petroglyph National MonumentM in Albuquerque. The hike was seamless, quiet, and filled with petroglyphs!
In December of 2003 I saw a photo of people at a beach enjoying a campfire and each other’s company right as the sun was setting. The shot was framed by the suicide door opening of the brand new model called Honda Element. I was immediately captured by the photo. Then I found out it had an iPod hook up and polyurethane floor and that was it! Right then I had a connection with the Element and understood the power of photography.
When I lived in Page, Arizona there was this one spot I loved going after work. The locals called in Beer Can Hill or . There I would go for long walks in solitude, ponder about many things, wrap myself in its silence, and keep on walking–sometimes at hours at end. Also, when I had to make a call that spot had the best cell reception. I called this rock my communication rock, allowed me to connect to the external world as well as my internal. I sincerely miss taking my evening stroll there.
Sometimes a cancelation is a direction to an unexpected surprise. This morning a photo shoot got cancelled and I decided to clean a bit. During the process I found a SM card tumbling in my old bag. When I downloaded the content, it was some of my photos from Berlin–it brought a sadden smile to my face.
Five awesome days in Berlin. The food, the people, the arts, and the amazing recycling program. Plus an an infrastructure dedicated to bicycles! Herzlichen dank Berlin for the wonderful time, if I were to pick a city to move to it will be Berlin. I can imagine myself working, living, and contributing to the society here.