Sunset in the Southwest

Main Street, 1995

Horizontal color photograph of Main Street at sunset in a small town in Colorado.

This photograph was made on 35mm transparency film during a road trip I made back in the mid- 1990s. Arriving in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and then heading north to Santa Fe for 2 days and continuing through to Taos for another couple of days, eventually traveling further north into southern Colorado before returning down the western side of New Mexico and returning to Albuquerque before heading home to Boston. The purpose of this 1-week solitary road trip adventure was to experience and create fresh images of the American Southwest. In some ways, I was looking for a place that no longer existed, wiped out by modern easy to assemble bland architecture. There were definitely exquisite expanses of land but they were surrounded by highways and house trailers. It took some time in order to settle down from my preconceived notions of a Southwest long gone but if I looked hard enough, I was able to find and recognize a new vision that had still recognizable layers from the past. Either way, where ever you go, there you are. Like many artists, I look and study my surroundings until something begins to speak to me and inspires me to start advancing film through the camera.