Shadows of Empty Faith

On a recent late summer trip to New Mexico, we stopped at the famous little Taiban church. I’m always searching for new angles to photograph of this most photographed church in New Mexico. The morning light perfectly cast the shadows through the open windows, reflecting “Shadows of Empty of Faith.” Image is available for purchase…

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Cross in the Window

Stopped at the Lonely Plains Church, aka as the Taiban Church in New Mexico to show a friend the church on a recent trip to the enchanted state. When I always stop here I observe any changes the building has suffered. It’s amazing the church is still standing given the continued high winds of the…

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How Mortality Records Can Provide a Historical Picture of a German Community

Imagine just this moment in time you’re dying of consumption in the High Plains of Texas. It’s August 1906, when the air is at its height of being hot, dry and stale. There might be an occasional breeze, but it does nothing to cool you. You’re coughing up blood mixed with phlegm because your lungs…

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Where My Photography Began

  In going through photos for a recent project, I came across this image. I sighed and smiled. It brought back tons of memories of this place I grew to love. The one memory I always tend to forget – this place was the beginning of my photography. It was here I learned how to…

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