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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Home and Surroundings
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Keywords:#desertdispatches, #ospix, @ospix, First printed: 2011, 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

Desert Vista – Cinco, California – 2009

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. Here, forsaken dreams, loss, absence, and obsolescence are juxtaposed against an almost incomprehensibly vast and stoic terrain.

The British Journal Photography – Osceola Refetoff’s poignant survey of man’s presence in the deserts of the American West – Jul 2022