Friday, March 6, 2015

Mexico City Exhibit and Sabino Creek Portraits

February has been a busy month for me with two major photo projects completed.

The first and most important project involved providing the Arizona Sonora Desert Museums Art Institute with 120 photographs of plants, animals and landscapes taken here in the Sonoran Desert. Many of these photos will be used in a video that is part of the Sonoran Intersections exhibit at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. 

Sonoran Intersections, The Biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert, Portraits of Vanishing Wildlife opens Thursday March 12th in the main gallery at Universum, the Science Museum of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, which is Mexico’s primary museum dedicated to promoting science and technology to the public . The museum has thirteen halls divided by theme dedicated to various permanent exhibitions. Sonoran Intersections will be exhibited in the main gallery of the museum.
Below are a few of the photos I submitted for use in the video and in a children's interactive game during the exhibit.




Endangered Bees


 The second project is five framed 13x19 photos of Sabino Creek taken on December 17, 2012. These are some of my favorite autumn photographs from here in the Sonoran Desert. Sabino Creek for those of you are unfamiliar is runoff from the Santa Catalina Mountains which during periods of heavy rain is quite a robust stream, even raging at times. At other times of year when there is little moisture here in the desert it can completely dry up.
I have been fortunate to experience it in all of it's iterations from raging to completely dry but it is at it's most beautiful when there is steady flow.
When photographing the canyon because of its vastness the obvious way to capture its essence is to get as much into the frame as possible. However for this series I wanted a more intimate view of the canyon, to look away from the sweeping panoramas and share the detail of it's autumn splendor.