Simplicity in the city, Las Vegas, NM. This floats my boat. I gravitate to shapes, muted tones interspersed with occasional organic matter. Here’s an image from a couple of years ago that explains my attraction. Thanks for looking. G
Nature, downtown Taos, NM. It’s probably a weed but possibly a wild rose bush plant but don’t quote me on that. It was growing in a crack between the sidewalk and the wall, pushing up the concrete for all it’s worth where urban nature thrives. Thanks for looking. G
Urban green space. Many years ago, shortly after I arrived in Taos, a great friend and photographer, no longer with us, made a suggestion to me. “Make pictures of your world around you.” He said. Then, as if a dismissal, he added. “Do with it as you wish”. I didn’t take to it right away … until I did. Since then, I’ve managed to do just that, creating an expansive body of work. Within that large body of work, there are many projects, studies, and subjects that encompass my everyday observations, musings, fascinations, and documentation, of my travels around ‘my’ world. I haven’t travelled vast distances around the globe, but I have seen so much of the “world in a grain of sand”, a blade of grass, the tiniest bird and largest bird. And… in the eyes of my children I have seen new worlds emerge. I keep on looking, sometimes I see what I’m looking for and other times it presents itself to me.
In Tucumcari, NM this scene caught my eye during an early morning photo stroll. It is a simple scene, lacking all grandeur of a vast landscape or sunset. When I happened upon it, this was a perfect moment in my world. Remembering my friend who inspired and encouraged me to look more and see. Thanks for looking. G