The Persephones (published by Damiani Editore and distributed by DAP), is now available from your local bookstore or Amazon. The Persephones contains ten poems by noted poet Nathaniel Tarn, telling the story of Persephone's abduction into the underworld, and it includes a selection of my images from the last decade of photographing volcanic sites. The book was printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.


Collected Works in Santa Fe, hosted an evening, October 20, where Nathaniel and I discussed the origin of our collaboration on The Persephones. Both of us were glad to see so many in attendance. Nathaniel read several beautiful poems and I was reminded of how powerful poetry can be. Andrew Smith Gallery hung several of my photographs at Collected Works to coincide with the book release. There may still be signed copies of the book at the store.


POEZIEBAO, the largest web magazine/review in France
Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Notes From The Underworld, Friday, Oct.14.

I continue to be fascinated by the myth of the American West, created and embellished by Hollywood and countless novelists and artists. Recently, I have photographed in New Mexico, Nevada, California, and Texas. I'm always looking for places and people that inhabit the area of uneasy tension between that myth and contemporary life.

Roadside sign, Monument Valley.

Monument Valley is familiar to all of us through countless movies and advertisements.  It is the epitome of our western landscape.  But, in recent years, the number of tourists has increased dramatically.

Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley. 

This photograph was taken a few moments before the sunset looking straight into the sun.

Espanola, NM (Big Dawgs Cafe'). 

You never know what you will find when you try a new restaurant, even when it’s a few miles from where you live.  I grabbed this shot in the middle of a breakfast of huevos rancheros.

Wendover, NV. 

This detail is from an over-sized, cigarette-smoking neon cowboy that greets visitors to this gambling town.  A few miles farther, less prosperous Wendover, Utah, borders the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Amarillo, TX (near Cadillac Ranch).

Amarillo was nearly invisible in a dense fog, early morning, when this was taken.

Near Joshua Tree, CA.

I have long loved Joshua Tree National Park and was delighted to find its giant boulders and quirky vegetation and wildlife represented in this mural in nearby Twenty-Nine Palms.

Elko, NV. 

Our opportunities to see the animals that once inhabited the West and the Great Plains have diminished or become non-existent.  I found these in dioramas at the Northeastern Nevada Museum.

Memphis, TX

Small town Texas is still a place where the myth of Cowboys and Indians survives, but its presence in daily life is bitter-sweet