This Jesuit mission was built in 1540 deep in the canyons of the Sierra Madras. Abandoned just two years later because all were either killed by local indigenous tribes or died from sickness. Found over 300 years later but never reestablished. The “Lost Mission of Satevo” has been slowly restored by volunteers to build it back to it’s original glory. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Copper Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon and twice as wide. Today there are tribes that live just as they did back in 1540 right along side the drug trade.
For most people this image means nothing. To me it is art. I found this old Honda stuck within a heap of junk in Darwin California. A small mining community that time forgot soon after WWII. Lead was mined in Darwin. The people left shortly after the mine closed in 1952. Now it’s an eclectic colony of “desert artists, metaphysical wackos, pirates, and thieves, down and outs, and alienists. I love the place. Does this speak of who Max really is? deep…
Cliff Dwellers, AZ. During the 20’s Blanche and Bill Russell traveling along the majestic Vermillion cliffs came upon this place. Close to the Colorado River and the only place anyone could cross the river for 100’s of miles, Blanche and Bill homesteaded the place and set up a small trading post. Today there is a lodge and river launch and crossing at Lee’s ferry. This image is one of the original homes where Blanche and Bill lived.
I found this launch on a small lake in Northern Idaho. Shot midday. Too bad time wouldn’t allow for sitting until the sunset.
Somewhere in Oregon a low tide morning reflection shown over the the bay. the color image if more dramatic but I enjoy B&W more.
Only the invited are allowed into Bodie Ghost town before 9:00 AM. I got here at 11:00. It’s still a beautiful panoramic setting at any time of the day.
Bodie House in the late afternoon August 2011
Shot with film and converted to digital.I shot this image of a barn outside Paso Robles wine country while visiting wineries in 2011.
Gonzaga Bay Sunrise…oops it reads sunset. My bad. Shot in March of 2013 while on a “motomochila” off road motorcycle seven day ride in Baja California. This was at 5:30 AM right outside my hotel room. Alfonsina’s- go there if you desire a true escape from reality.
Bodie House 2012
January 2013- image shot on the porch of a tackle shop in Key West Florida, while on a family vacation for the Christmas Holidays
On the March 2013 Motomochila ride to Baja we spotted this Vaquero riding through the Saguaro cactus desert. Only having a few moments to snap a photo, we offered him and his cohorts a cigarette allowing me a few seconds to pull out my camera and snap this image. The only one. Notice the tired eyes of his horse and his clothes. the chaps and saddle were over 50 years old, probably older.
I shot this guy standing in Batopilas, Chi, Mexico. Batopilas is at the bottom of Copper Canyon, the place where Pancho Villa his during his fight against the Mexican ruling party. the town is as it was over 100 years ago. So are the people.
El Cortez Hotel Corridor, San Felipe, Baja Mexico- March 2013