The southwest has welcomed us with open arms. I am amazed everyday at the grand and speculator open spaces Sedona seems so far from Oregon I feel as though I might as well be living on a different planet.
››› But, Everything is red & rad.
I am very much a fan of geographically specific art. I am fascinated by how rooted people are in their location and how a piece of art can represent that relationship so beautifully. In Scotland, the native people gathered materials from their land and dyed wool thread which they then wove into a specific pattern to represent their clan. These tartans acted as a visual representation of the people & their location on the isle. The Native Indians here have similar art in their history. Both the labor and the materials binding them to their homeland.
Photographing people in the Southwest has given me so much inspiration. Now that I travel so much for work I cherish each event as a piece of geographic art. These photos are no exception, Ray & Laura and their love are in Sedona, now and forever on film.
These photos were taken at the Cathedral Rock Trail on the south side of the formation [N 34° 49′ 31.0397″ + W 111° 47′ 17.542″] & then edited in Lightroom with VSCO.