Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, WY
it’s probably going to be really hot
It was a year ago almost to the day when I took my first dedicated trip for photographing the western landscape – out to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in May of 2017. I did so with my Uncle, a fellow landscape photographer, and geologist. The first time relying on analog processes as my primary method of making images, this trip threw me deeper in love of a more intentional and thoughtful process. Today, I leave for a similarly planned excursion but to Moab, Utah – taking the Amtrak (California Zephyr) almost 18 hours from Chicago to Denver, where I’ll meet up with my Uncle for another go at exploring a landscape completely new to me. I’ve never been west of the Rocky Mountains, and never in such an immediate desert environment. I’m some place beyond excited to see what images I make over the next week, and I plan on posting as the trip continues with updates from the field. Keep an eye out.