This is a sampling from a larger series of photos of unmarked graves shot throughout New Mexico. The content of these photos is dirt, rocks, grass and sticks on the ground, but the subject of each is a personally built monument to the life of an anonymous New Mexican.
When I came across the writings of John Mulhouse in his “City of Dust” blog, I knew immediately this was the guy I wanted to write text to accompany my “Still Lives”. I approached John and he saw the same affinity between his writing and my photos as I had and he agreed to give it a shot. I had no idea what to expect from him and he later told me he originally wasn’t sure how he would approach it either. After contemplating my work for a while, he started writing brief stories—vignettes—based on the feelings he got from my pictures, and over just a few months he had written 40 of them. We both think this will make a dynamite book so we’ve put together a web page with samples of the paired work, in hopes of publishing a book together.
Signed artist pigment proofs of any of these images are available for collection:
14″ x 21″ on 17″ x 22″ Museo archival cotton paper. $450@
12″ x 18″ on 13″ x 19″ Museo archival cotton paper. $300@
7″ x 10.5″ on 8.5″ x 11″ Museo archival cotton paper. $125@