Sands and Rails

Sands and Rails

Sands and Rails   Few things have had as big of an impact on the American West as have railroads.  In many ways they have defined the west.  Countless towns and cities owe their existence to the rail roads.  Today they have lost the importance that they one had but they still make me wonder.  […]

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Lone Cottonwood

Lone Cottonwood   Cottonwood Here again are two different takes on the same subject.  Cottonwood is more of an environmental portrait of the tree.  It gives you a sense of where it lives and the color adds reality to the image.  In Lone Cottonwood the environment  is minimized and the color is stripped away leaving […]

Moon Shot

Moon Shot

Moon Shot I had been working out near Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost ranch and was heading back to where I was staying at the Abiquiu Inn as the moon was rising.  When I reached the top of a plateau I noticed the color in the sky and was looking for a place to stop and take […]

Silk Dunes

Silk Dunes

Silk Dunes This image took me nearly 15 years to create.  The idea has been floating around in my head since I was a kid.  I had watched several movies that were filmed in the desert and featured great images of massive sand dunes.  Around 1998 I saw an image of some dunes and found […]

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Skull

I was in the process of photographing some ancient ruins near Abiquiu, NM when I discovered this skull.   I was drawn to the similarity of the cracks in the bone and the cracked earth around it.  The light was harsh but it accentuated the harshness of land and created an interesting hard shadow.  The sparse […]

Last Note

Last Note

  Trees have always been an interest to me.  They have played such a significant role in my life that I’m constantly drawn to them.  After a longer and somewhat more difficult than expected hike up Music Pass, I came upon this tree or at least what was left of it.  Instantly I knew that […]

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black-white-west a new photography project by Marc Hathaway

Recently I started a new project exploring the American west.  Having lived in the West fro nearly 15 years now I’m still in awe of the vast diversity and beauty of the land.  My intent with black-white-west is to explore the lessor known and traveled areas of the West and try and capture what it […]