Last month I visited Joshua Tree National Park, and I was blown away by its contrasts. It's a calming, peaceful place. And a dry, dusty place that will eat you alive if you're not prepared for the heat.
It's a place full of whimsical, human-like trees that conjure a fantastical Dr. Seuss story. And yet it's also the California desert, offering sunsets that remind you that you're still just due east of LA.
It's a place for artists seeking to escape the rat race. And yet it's still a hard place to make it all work.
But I think it's important not to get caught up in these contrasts. Above all Joshua Tree is elemental. It's the land, it's the road, it's the rocks, it's the trees, it's the plants, it's the sunsets.
I wanted to try to capture those simple forms with these photographs.
If you like what you see, please head to the store! The 8x10 handmade darkroom prints below I'm selling there. All are limited edition, so get yours before they run out! Enjoy and thanks for looking.