When I drove into Utah, I’d been on the road for just over a month. I was thrilled and excited to photograph Utah, but I was (though not as aware of it then as I am now, looking back on it), exhausted and running on fumes. I was nearing my stop in Colorado, with its promise of a comfortable bed indoors and good company.
While solo-travel is grand, there are elements of it– the positive thinking and the total self-sufficiency– that make it an added drain on one’s energy reserves.
And so Utah became a bit of a reconnaissance mission; few days exploring an area that I could spend months photographing. I zipped from location to location, trying to capture as much as I could as quickly as I could. What I captured was just a scraping of whats out there, a sampling of what I could return to. When I eventually return, I’ll make time to explore deeper, to hike and simply be.