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Thompson Springs, Utah 2010

Thompson Springs, Utah sits about a mile off Interstate 70  an hour so from Moab. I made these one early morning in March of 2010. Although much more current and using a digital camera, these stem from a way of working begun with the Nantucket pictures I made in 1981, my first series. I made these pictures over a couple of hours, walking, looking, concentrating on trying to get pictures to relate to eachother. I've learned this way of working is as much about what you don't photograph as what you do. I also know I have to make about three or four times more pictures than what I'll use in the end. Usually this kind of series starts at the beginnng of my photographing and ends when I finish. But not always.

Thompson Springs looks like it is abandoned but if you look closely in some of the pictures you can see trailers in the background. With the land the cheapest thing available it must have been easier to leave these old decaying homes and buildings behind and just set up a trailer or double wide nearby.

 

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