About Ancient Skys - Ancient Skys

The desert southwest provides an opportunity to embrace a number of my life passions at once. By photographing gorgeous landscapes, ancient ruins, and mysterious petroglyphs beneath brilliant night skies I can express my appreciation of the depth of this land’s original inhabitants, the stunning beauty of the land itself, and the fathomless scale of time and space in which all of this occurs.

The night sky represents the purest form of wilderness, the vast eternity which cannot be manipulated or destroyed. The legacy of ancient cultures photographed beneath this radiant universe brings into focus how brief is humanity’s entire tenure on this planet. Photographing these elusive landscapes is a way of entering timelessness, a way of experiencing these forgotten places in their greatest context, a context shared by all humans—we are but momentary flashes of awareness on a tiny ball in a vast universe.

Shows and News

The Gulch Magazine, Issue 9. "The Sky That We Are".  Photography and Article. Link

Wiki Loves Monuments, 2018. 2nd place USA Contest, link. 9th International Contest, Link to article

Insight Astronomy Photographer, 2018 &2019. Shortlist. Link

Patagonia 2017 Social and Environmental Initiatives, cover photo. 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque NM, April 2017 - Fall 2018. Juggling Fire, opening piece for exhibit Long Ago

Patagonia Bears Ears Campaign, 2017-2018. Link

Kallisto, Santa Fe NM, March-April 2017. 

The Photo Nightscape AwardsChasseurs de Nuits, 2017, honorable mention.

Art Access, Salt Lake City UT, Ancient Nights, February 17 - March 10 2017

Smithsonian Magazine Finalist and Photo of the Day. 2017, Link

The Sun Magazine, June 2016 Issue 486. Cover Photo and Photographic Essay (Link)

Salt Lake City Main Library, Salt Lake City Utah, Ancient Nights, May-June 2015

Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff AZ, NightVisions V,September 2014 Coconino Center for the Arts

International Photography Awards™, 2014 First Place in Night Photography

Utah Artist Hands, Salt Lake City, Utah 2013-2017

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