Frame and Light
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
— T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia)
This website represents in many ways a love affair with New Mexico; it is on-going, passionate and nuanced, perhaps my attempt to capture the dreamscape I find all around me. This place defies encapsulation. The first state to boast a private spaceport (two if you count Roswell) the land and cultures are ancient.
Photographers and painters are drawn to the light here which I have seen nowhere else. Even moonlight is different here. Sky effects and weather demand new thinking from the visitor… columns of rain called virgas point downwards from clouds, only to evaporate before reaching the ground, a meteorological phenomenon called subliming. Pillars of rain that reach the earth can be observed moving determinedly across the landscape, termed walking rain by those who know.
There is Mystery here.
Perhaps there is mystery in this website as well, which I hope to dispel. It is recommended to take one’s time perusing the site. Click on some photos and you will be shuttled to related images; a basic site menu appears on this page. A leisurely exploration should make sense of things. Initial orientation might start with “Into the Ortiz Mountains”.