1997-1999 (Photography Dates)
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All prints are handmade, one of a kind, unique silver prints that are made into small editions and printed on 100% acid free, cotton rag paper with 100 year archival inks.
The link to the Musuem Exhibiton in Germany is: HERE
The Desert is a unique and remarkable place. A landscape both equally strange, beautiful and spiritual. The only comparison I can make (as strange as this may sound) is the experience of scuba diving. Like the ocean the desert is a place which is so uniquely alien and beautiful you want to stay for as long as possible. Yet at the same time you never really feel quite comfortable in lingering. One is always just a temporary guest here. In these realms, visitors are only tolerated for short periods of time.
Edward Abbey once said, "What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote". The Desert prints are (for me) emotional records of my experience. Notes from the remains of a singular vast intimacy. Looking back I had expectations of what I wanted to photograph before I arrived. Now I know I really didn't have a choice. In the end the desert just gets in you, grabs you by the collar. You submit, you bow down, you get real quiet and you listen.
The deserts of my youth were the high southern Colorado plains of small cactus, sage and tumbleweed. Nothing quite prepares you for your first meeting with the real thing. These giants, the Saguaro. This is a landscape of superlatives compromising both notions of surreal and wonder. This humming emptyness. It is also a sacred land to many. It speaks to you and it changes you.
Excellent Museum Essay:“A kind of visual trap" Photographs by Thomas Brummett by Dr. Ariane Mensger, Musuem Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany can be downloaded by clicking on small text image HERE.