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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Home and Surroundings
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Keywords:#desertdispatches, #ospix, @ospix, Osceola Refetoff, abandoned home, abandoned structure, agriculture, alfalfa farm, altered landscape, california desert, cantil CA, cinco CA, color photography, desert landscape photography, desertscape, drought, editorial, elmarit 24mm, fixed focus lens, high & dry: dispatches from the land of little rain, horizon, human legacy, it's a mess without you, kern county, leica m8, mojave desert, prime lens, published, rural, symmetry, usa, viewscape, viewshed, window series, window view
Desert Vista – Cinco, California – 2009

IT'S A MESS WITHOUT YOU

These single-exposure compositions invite the viewer to stand in the footprints of former residents and reflect on the circumstances that led them to abandon their homes. In the Mojave Desert, forsaken dreams, loss, absence, and obsolescence are strikingly juxtaposed against an almost incomprehensibly vast and stoically majestic terrain.

Desert Vista – Cinco, California – 2009
First printed: 2011 (single exposure/not composited)

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