The Lonely Places

  • Big Sky
  • Bleached Wood Knot Hole
  • Brick Store
  • Burned Wall
  • Concrete Stairs
  • Depot Window
  • Deserted House
  • Door Frame
  • End of the Road
  • Fence Corner
  • Forgetton Nail
  • Forgotten Wires
  • From Below
  • Garfield Fence Post
  • Gold Hill Graveyard
  • Grassy Grave
  • Gravesite Sunrise
  • Hopper Building
  • Keep Out
  • Lamp Socket
  • Last Stop
  • Lime Kiln
  • Lonely
  • Lonely Grave
  • Lonely Road
  • Marietta Store Wall
  • Mill
  • Mill Wall
  • Nobody Home
  • Nowhere To Go
  • Off The Grid
  • Open Window
  • Pillars
  • Rafter Shadows
  • Rafters
  • Remote
  • Shop Window
  • Sink
  • Stone Home
  • Stone House Valley
  • Stong
  • Store Front
  • Telephone Pole
  • The Cathedral
  • The Lonely Room
  • Toll House Window
  • Weathering Another Storm
  • Window

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A Study of Nature Taking Back

The Lonely Places is a photographic study of the transition from “Man-Made-Artifact” to “Object-of-Nature” and the artistic forms created in that process.

Nature reclaims anything that man abandons. Alone and unattended, man-made forms begin taking on a “natural” appearance; colors become muted, sharp edges round away, straight lines bend, and the harsh and rigid becomes soft, fragile, and broken.

The Lonely Places has its roots in the High Desert, for nowhere is this process of Nature taking back more apparent than in the desert. One senses the loneliness most acutely in the abandoned desert towns. In these place I find myself asking “Where did they go?" “What happened to their dreams?” And in reflective moments, “Surely am I as fleeting and temporary too?”

All of the work in this project was photographed on large format film (4x5) and hand-printed in my darkroom as contact prints on silver gelatin fiber paper prepared to museum standards.

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