I have lived in New Mexico for a very long time. We moved here from Michigan when I was just a boy, and, like most children, I didn’t appreciate the beauty of my new surroundings. They were oh, so different from what I had known. I had come from the Great Lakes region filled with water and green farmland to the desert southwest, filled with mountains, open mesas, and sky.
But all of that changed when I became a photographer.
See, there’s something about New Mexico that’s different: maybe it’s the quality of light; maybe it’s the way you can see for miles and miles; maybe it’s the way we go about most of our days under a cornflower blue sky and because of the elevation, so close to the clouds you feel as though you can touch them; or maybe it’s the warmth and friendliness of the people who are lucky enough to call this place Home.
And don’t even get me started on that Hatch green chile.
I’ve yet to put my finger on exactly what it is, but I still pinch myself every day that I get to photograph such amazing people in such an amazing place.
I am proud to be New Mexico True.