There are certain landmarks in my New Mexico life, landmarks from my walks through the land grant out to the llano, and those I see from my house and yard, that captivate me. It occurred to me recently that I am compelled to photograph them over and over again, throughout the different seasons, different times of day, different light and moods. Even when I try to resist, I still shoot them. I decided that these photographs of the same subject, shot at different times, offer an interesting “portrait” of change within a constant and I wanted to share them with you.
I began this series with a copse of trees that was probably the first landmark of my New Mexico life (see previous post Landmarks of My Life in New Mexico) and continued with an open pastureland, carved from the forest centuries ago (see previous post Landmarks of My Life in Truchas, NM 2). I give you now, the mountain, Truchas Peaks. It would seem to be the most obvious landmark and it has, indeed, grounded me. But other aspects of this place where I live draw me just as powerfully as the mountain.
Love to you all,