Mojave Desert, Nevada - March 2013
My entire life I’ve been drawn to the ocean, a water baby from an early age one thing that has always been able to calm me down and give me a sense of peace. I’ve never had a desire to go inland, and never would I imagine that I would be so captivated by the Mojave desert.
The desert is a harsh and unforgiving place, but also a landscape of great beauty. The desert is more human than the ocean, but hides just as many secrets. It has an energy that immediately put me at ease and gave me a sense of belonging. It was all at once familiar but new. The desolation recharged my batteries and made me feel more connected to the natural world without human interference. The Mojave is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. From the innocent tumbleweeds to the seemingly endless sky, the dry heat and the freezing nights and the familiar landscapes made famous through American Pop Culture the Mojave cleanses the soul and reignites the imagination.