Happy New Year! 2012 was a great year for me, and as fun as it was, I am looking forward to 2013 even more so. This is one of the many projects I was working on last year, flying down to Death Valley for a week, as well as trips to the Salton Sea and Apple Valley, California. This image is part of an on going project I have tentatively titled Divers In The Desert. I hope you like it. I have been dreaming about this image for a few years, so to see it come to life is a really exciting process and feeling for me. I would not have been able to do it without the help of many wonderful people. Izzy Atwood. I really can’t say enough about the work she does. Laura James, who helped us source some beautiful vintage diving suits and gear. You would not believe how difficult and time consuming it was to get some of the gear we worked with. This suit took about 10 months to come up with, and Laura hung in there with us the whole way through. Ian Goode and the fine folks at Gigantic Squid who make my pictures and visions come together to make pure magic.
I first became curious about landscapes a couple of years ago when I shot my Falling Bodies series. That work was definitely part of my influence in creating this project, and I’m excited to see how it evolves from here. Rather than wait until this entire project is finished, I thought I would just share the work as it is complete. So here is to creating work we are excited about, and here is to creating great work in 2013.