Gone This series of images relating to human interaction in the Mojave Desert. Over the years, many people moved to or attempted to make a home in the desert but never stayed. Whether the environment's harsh weather drove them away or other opportunities took these settlers elsewhere, this series looks at what remains after these once hopeful inhabitants have left. The arid desert climate preserves fragments of their lives, glimpses of abandoned dreams, and evidence of their trials.
This series was photographed using an old film camera purchased in a pawn shop and a borrowed camera. Negatives were developed in a guest bathroom that doubles as a darkroom. Unlike digital photography, there is always an air of the unexpected with film until it's developed and you know what you have. The darkroom often requires patience and some trial and error. In some ways, it's the same qualities that these former peoples must have needed.