Piece description from the artist
A typically inimitable San Juan Mountains scene in Colorado. American Basin sits high above the world at nearly 12,000 feet. In summer it offers riotous blooms of regional wildflowers. It has been a favorite destination of mine with its reliable expression of seasonal cycles. On this particular evening, I strode skyward from camp intent on engaging the fading light of day. While heaving from exertion and altitude, I also found a vibrant sense of well being that mirrored the all at once extreme and tranquil rhythms of the landscape. I would love to carry on about that inimitable kinship humans feel to the natural landscape, yet I feel the image speaks for that relationship. A note, this was captured with 35mm film… a bygone era.
Kevin Lange is a photographer living in central New Mexico. Born and bred a child of the "Four Corners":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Corners_Monument landscape, he explores the roots of "Western Expansionism":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny, and its role in the ever-evolving state of our existence.
Kevin’s work aims to bring to light the inimitable, and often contradictory beauty that exemplifies the landscapes, destinations, and unique brand of individuals that make up the American West.