The Southwest is one of the few places where I've really felt like I was home, probably because of my family's yearly summer camping trips there when I was a child. The light, the scents, the air--everything is beautiful to me and seems to transfer seamlessly through my camera to the film.

I hope to build a home and live there one day.

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"Three Room Ruin"

Stacked stone structure on a hilltop at the Rogersville Coal Mine ghost ranch, located in the Galisteo Basin.

"Three Room Ruin"
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"Ghost Wheel"

Remains of a miniature ferris wheel located on the grounds of the Old Coal Mine Museum in Madrid, NM.

"Ghost Wheel"
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"Coal Mine Movie Projector"

Legal source of entertainment for the Madrid coal miners.  (The tiny neighboring town of Cerrillos had many, many brothels.)  Taken at the Old Coal Mine Museum.

"Coal Mine Movie Projector"
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"Cracked"

Looking inside an old dilapidated fire truck at the Old Coal Mine Museum in Madrid, NM.

"Cracked"
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"Cerrillos Gate"

Beautifully carved courtyard entrance in Cerrillos, NM.

"Cerrillos Gate"
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"Mason Jars"

Unique window decor at the Cerrillos Turqouise Mining Museum.

"Mason Jars"
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"Bandelier"

Cliff dwelling at Bandelier National Monument.  Even these short ladders aren't much fun to climb when you're loaded down with camera bags.

"Bandelier"
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"Bicicleta and Wall"

A lone bicycle leaning against a wall in downtown Santa Fe.  I love seemingly-mundane scenes like this!

"Bicicleta and Wall"
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"Cliff Dweller"

Cave entrance carved into the cliff at Puye Ruins.

"Cliff Dweller"
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"Puye and Clouds"

Incredible clouds on top of the mesa at the Puye Ruins.

"Puye and Clouds"
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"Puye and Clouds 2"

Incredible clouds on top of the mesa at the Puye Ruins.

"Puye and Clouds 2"
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"Las Trampas Cross"

Beautiful Southwestern skies setting off a cross from Las Trampas mission.

"Las Trampas Cross"
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"Las Trampas Mission"

Beautiful Southwestern skies behind Las Trampas mission.

"Las Trampas Mission"
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"Las Trampas Shovel"

An overlooked shovel by the entrance to Las Trampas mission.

"Las Trampas Shovel"
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"Santa Fe Car 502"

A Budd Vista-Dome observation car behind Santa Fe's old train depot.

"Santa Fe Car 502"
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"Little Shrine"

Outer wall of the Santo Nino church.

"Little Shrine"
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"Three Crosses"

A trio of crosses behind the Chimayo sanctuary.

"Three Crosses"
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"Joe's Remedies and Herbs"

Sign found in the middle of nowhere, NM.

"Joe's Remedies and Herbs"