Daily Instagrams: August 06, 2016 at 02:58PM

Old tree on the way to #Taos #NewMexico! @instagram is once again making me feel sick. I’m losing the desire to support the app with its copycatting of Snapchat. It just seems so circus-like as if they are simply going to continue milking us like cattle on our way to the Facebook slaughter. They are simply exploiting us and Instagram is no longer the photographer’s haven that once inspired it. I find myself losing the motivation to keep producing for such a trite organization. It just doesn’t seem legitimate any more… ? ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2aBXnhg

Daily Instagrams: July 20, 2016 at 04:36PM

This unfinished sculpture is by my friend, #AlvinMarshall #whois #Diné #Navajo! What many of you, who are my friends and supporters don’t realize is that I sell & trade Alabaster stone to #NativeAmerican stone carvers throughout the #Southhwest. This is how I make a living to survive and it allows me to travel. I also do this for my family because they ask me to and so do many of the carvers. As long as my family is are able to get the stone, the #Alabaster will continue to lead me to the people who I am supposed to meet. I realize the importance behind “why” I do this. The stone is sacred in many ways because of the human relationships and friendships that form as a result of the stone. The stone also allows me to travel and capture beautiful photos of the American #Southwest, otherwise, I could not afford to travel. I have a lot of respect for the rock; it is special as you can see the spirit of it in Albin’s sculpture. August is the month when I sell the most stone in #NewMexico because of the upcoming #IndianMarket in #SantaFe. I’ve been busy the last few days as I prepare to bring about 4.5 tons of Alabaster out to Albuquerque, Santa Fe and #Taos. I look forward to meeting up with my friends, @kiltica and John Suazo at Taos Pueblo. I’m leaving Friday morning and will be on he road for the next several days until the work is done! #Nm #abq #golobos #nativeart #native #lifeways #truth #art #utahphotographer ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2a9QbeR