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Artist Statement

I grew up in the wide-open spaces of the American west where during family camping trips, I fell in love with the night sky. As the rest of the family retired to the security and warmth of the trailer my father towed behind our car, I’d take my sleeping bag and lie down next to the glowing embers of a campfire. Under the stars, the cool night air would whisper through the pines, and I’d count the satellites as they streaked across the sky. To me, I was connecting with nature, living like the cowboys I watched on TV, shredding my urban confines and enjoying the moment – mosquito bites, and all.

The desert can be a lonely yet tranquil place. Some of these captures are from well off the beaten path. Over the course of fifteen nights I often drove off the pavement, down a dirt road – some not so passable – and parked my car just before sunset. I'd walk up to three miles into the desert, usually with a mission; cactus or rock formations or dunes or sometimes seeking inspiration in the stillness. I rediscovered the light show in the blanket of the Milky Way – shooting stars and countless satellites accenting all the familiar constellations. As my sole light source, the moon trekked across the vastness of the night sky while a soundtrack of fluttering bats and howling coyotes played masterfully in the diverse landscape. Some mornings as the cold dipped below freezing I felt the Mojave wrap me in its arms and my urban life fade into the background. The crisp air filling my lungs with fresh oxygen, Los Angeles’ traffic and stress literally and figuratively miles away.

On several occasions, in the pre-dawn hours, I’d get lost making my way back to the car. My equipment somehow heavier than it was ten hours earlier. I’d pause under the stars, listen to the wind, slow my breath, calm my nerves, and ask, ‘was it a right turn at the sagebrush or was it the Joshua tree?’ Then continue stumbling around in the dark until I’d find my car. Always right where I’d left it – not far from the trailer where that kid used to lie looking at the night sky.

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tom lowe photo, llc is based in Studio City, CA USA

tom lowe photo, llc

tacoma, wa 98406

323-791-7705

tom@tomlowephoto.com

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