This was the canyon trip I had been waiting for. Driving around these areas is an awe-inspiring and spiritual experience and I wanted to document it all. The way the light falls on the rock faces, the glorious landscapes, the sheer scale of it all even the existence of higher/other being(s). I came on the road trip hoping to accomplish a lot. I wanted to photograph every canyon I visited in the perfect light and then wait around one until it was so dark just to photograph the milky way. And that’s where the problem started. Photography is a solitary activity and when you are with band of people especially with those who hate waiting around, you are pretty much in for a terrible time making photographs.

Monument Valley, UT

Monument Valley, UT

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Moonrise over Zion, UT

In addition to this, I was having a hard time in my head on what I wanted from this trip photographically. I wanted to be back here for so long that in the excitement, I never formed a coherent string of ideas to execute. Instead I was out there taking photographs randomly. As a result, I have a string of disconnected photographs which serve no purpose other than mere postcards.

Monument Valley, UT

 Monument Valley, UT

Horseshoe Bend, Page AZ

 Horseshoe Bend, Page AZ

Horseshoe Bend, Page AZ

 Horseshoe Bend, Page AZ

I even gambled away some money hoping to change my fortunes in Sin City but it was not to be.

Treasure Island, Las Vegas NV

 Treasure Island, Las Vegas NV

More later.

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