The South West is home to some of America's greatest landscapes and most dramatic scenery, and Utah's National and State Parks are its crowning glory. From the majesty of Zion and sheer madness of Bryce to the stunning rock formations of places like Goblin Valley, Goosenecks and Grand Staircase-Escalante, it's a state that captures the heart and the imagination. And these natural wonders are only part of Utah's appeal; the coming together of the railroad, the opening up of the West by Mormon pioneers, and the history of its indigenous people (Ute, Paiute, Goshute, Shoshone, and Navajo) ... it's a place that reveals something new every time.
A collection of galleries drawn from some of my personal favourite photos over the last 15 or so years, including ghost towns, motels, evocative signage, endless road views, Route 66, rusting cars, National Parks, black and white studies, abandoned places and more.
I started off using a 35 mm film Leica SLR, progressed to a combination of this (primarily for B/W work) and DSLR Canons, and in 2020 invested in a Canon R6, the latest mirrorless technology. Sadly, the necessary restrictions caused by Covid mean I’ve yet to put this new camera through its paces in a road trip environment but let’s hope we are all able to resume normal service at some point in the not too distant future.