Three years ago I sat on the plane from Sweden to spend four weeks in the southwest desert and I didn’t know what I was going to see and feel.
When we left Las Vegas for the quiet and peaceful desert something happened. I fell in love. After the first weeks I promised myself to spend at least four weeks each year in the desert and I have been doing that for the past three years. In just a few hours I will leave Sweden for the desert once again.
I feel a connection to the landscape that is very special to me. I love walking in canyons, over sand dunes seeing the sun rise above the harsh and dry landscape.
So why am I telling you this?
Well I´m a true believer in that you have to feel something to make great images. Images made in a landscape you don’t like is just not going to be as good as they can be.
I think that you all have experienced standing in a great landscape without finding the inspiration. But once you find that true connection and have the right feelings the inspiration will come.
In witch landscape do you find your inspiration?
And by the way, on my first trip to the southwest I meet Ian and that´s why I´m here. So a big thanks to Ian for being kind enough to have dinner with a unknown Swede.