American Southwest images

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Sunlight!

For me, photographs of the American southwest are paeans to bright sunlight and clear skies. As a photographer in the northwest, I spend a lot of my time standing in the drizzle and dealing with limited light; but in the southwest, my images are flooded with light.

Mission interiors are shelters from the sun and heat. Nights are reprieves. Cacti reveal the adaptations necessary to live in that environment. The sun is always present in southwest photos.