Jack's Place, Delta County, Colorado, 2013

Jack's Place, Delta County, Colorado, 2013

Jack’s place is about twelve miles from where I live in Western Colorado. I was driving the back roads through the adobe badlands when I first saw the trailer – a glinting carapace hunkered down in a sea of desert.

I have spent most of my life in the American West. I’ve always been drawn to the open desert, where the vast emptiness makes me feel like anything is possible, where there is room for everything except the superfluous, and artifice cannot be cultivated.

Best to keep it minimal here. Noncommittal. Haul a trailer in, so you can be forever untethered – roll on out when you need to. But you never do because once you live out in the lonely wide open, everywhere else feels like jail. And hell, the tires rotted out long ago.

Here you are at the edge of nowhere, but it feels like the center of the Universe.

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paolo ferronato
9 months ago
Questa foto mi ricorda il grande Ansel Adams. Complimenti ciao paolo
Marieke Kruger
1 year ago
Very beautiful photography with a poetic and interesting concept explored...I appreciated your work!
Waldemar Dabrowski
1 year ago
Very interesting...!
Daniël Stragier
1 year ago
Nice
Rudolf Lichtenegger
1 year ago
Great!!!
Carlo D'Orta
1 year ago
Very interesting and poetic research
maurinomangiapanino
1 year ago
Mi piace molto per la sua semplicita.

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