Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Taos Tipis


In the nineteenth century tipis (the right spelling) were made from hides but these 2010 versions are fabricated with heavy duty canvas. I'd been waiting for fresh snow and overcast skies to capture these imposing tents braced against the wind and single digit temperatures.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Verticality


For my money the early nineteenth century San Jose de Gracia church in Las Trampas, New Mexico is the photogenic equal of the more famous San Francisco de Asis usually known as Ranchos Church. This architectural detail depicts the the hand mudded iglesia looking quite contemporary with its vertical ebbs and flows.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Florence Junction


This sad little edifice sits in a sea of Saguaro cactus aptly named Cactus Forest. The sign on the building indicates that it was once called the Doll House begging the question of whether it was a store selling dolls or a strip club in the middle of, well, nowhere.