Picture was shot with an iPhone 4S and then edited with Snapseed and resized in Photoshop CS5
I took this photo a few years back of a stray dog living on the Havasupai Indian Reservation located inside the Grand Canyon. We had been hiking between the village and the campground every day and this fella followed us around the whole time. The next evening is when the big flood of August 2008 hit Havasupai and destroyed the priceless Navajo Falls. My friends & I had to be rescued. I was thinking of posting a few more images I took prior to the devastation…
This piece of artwork was called; Summer Thunder & Storm Pattern w/ Basket Guardian Rainbow by Lucy Leuppe McKelvey. This piece was priced at $3,500 dollars at the Cameron Trading Post in Northern Arizona. This was amazing so I had to grab a photo of the detail and texture!
If you have spent a majority of your time traveling across the Navajo Reservation your bound to have passed by this sign on the way to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This is left over from the remnants of an old roadside stand that was called Chief Yellowhorse’s Trading Post. There used to be another sign that proclaimed: “Chief Yellowhorse Loves You!” I don’t see it standing up any more though. Soon, I would like to focus my lens on more of the rural decay found on the reservation because there is beauty in what I see out there. It’s kinda sad, but the emotions should be captured in images. Navajoland is a truly beautiful place!
I am capturing every detail around me even those often overlooked by locals. Even murals on buildings seem to capture my attention and this one was no exception especially with the light fixture above the sandstone mittens.
This is one of those places where Navajo folks sell arts and crafts off the roadside to tourists and travelers. I want to photograph more of the rural decay often overlooked on the reservation just like I do around my own hometown.