El Charro Cafe, Lordsburg, New Mexico

One of the most hauntingly beautiful towns in the American Southwest is along the borderland freeway of Interstate 10. It traverses from Tucson, Arizona to El Paso, Texas. You brush pretty close to the New Mexican boot heel of the state. Lordsburg is eerie and full of rural decay. It really clings to the past. I’ve voted New Mexico as being one of the best states in America for it’s historic remnants that still gives the #LandofEnchantment it’s true charm.

Abandoned Church in the Bootheel of New Mexico

Out in the quiet country of #NewMexico’s boot heel along the #SouthernBorder lazy communities bask in the desert heat daily and small townspeople go about their daily lives in a region pretty much forgotten by the rest of the country. It reminds me of Far West Texas enough to step into the past, which both locations give me an opportunity to do. We are surrounded by so much yet humans are overlooking these places and yielding their lives to backlit led screens. As an artist I’m compelled to edit and view images as someone telling the stories of our time in pictures.

White Sands National Monument in New Mexico

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This image was taken just after sundown in White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo in New Mexico. The lens I used was the manual-focus Kowa 8.5mm F2.8 lens for the Micro Four Thirds format. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this particular piece of equipment because it gives me mixed results or maybe I just need to adjust to it’s quirks.

I miss New Mexico. I’m back in Utah. I’ll try and update this site more daily before I update my Instagram…