The Pictures You Don’t Take

Even the best photographers miss great photos all the time. For various reasons from not being prepared, equipment failure, mistakes, not paying attention or just plain not being allowed to are all factors that affect even the best. While we are known for the successes that we choose to show, the photos we miss define …

Taos Plaza

After having spent at awesome day at Santa Fe Plaza two years ago during a business trip, I was expecting Taos Plaza to be at least equally as cool. A friend of mine had talked about Taos quite a bit also in the past so that added to the expectations. Turns out that I really …

Southwestern Doorways

I am drawn to old architectural styles much more than the modern stuff you will see out on the west coast. I managed to get this photo during a brief window of time when it wasn’t raining outside. On one hand it was nice to get diffused lighting on all of my subjects while on …

The Holy Cross

St. Jerome Chapel at Taos Pueblo is one of the most photographed landmarks in the southwest but I preferred the simple composition of focusing on the cross hinting at an incoming storm of biblical proportions. See more of my New Mexico pictures.

A Nation Within a Nation

I felt a strong sense of irony when I saw the U.S. flag hanging within the door frame of a home at Taos Pueblo. To give a little background, right before I photographed this flag, the tour guide had been gleefully talking about how their sacred Blue Lake had been taken over by the U.S. …

Taos Pueblo

Built more than 1,000 years ago, Taos Pueblo is a fascinating place to explore. So much so that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This was the first time that I have been to a world heritage site that I am aware of. If you are familiar with southwestern art and photography …