New Mexico is a meca for photographers.
In the west there is an appreciation for the classic view camera approach to photography. Grand subjects bathed in fantastic light just demand the quality of large format. There is also the tradition. Timothy O’Sullivan, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams all did great work here. One is in very good company photographing in New Mexico.
Northern New Mexico’s elevation of a mile plus above sea level makes for a thin, clear atmosphere. The climate is arid. At midday the sun is strong, the shadows black. Sunrise and sunsets are dramatic. The geology is varied and frequently down right surreal. There are few trees to block the view.
Taken together these pieces truly add up to an extraordinary place. In fact “Land of Enchantment” is stamped on the license plate!