A couple of years ago, my introvert tendencies led to a certain disdain for the Cedar Creek Falls hike — solely due to its popularity with people of course, not because of the scenery. But after March 2015, when I hiked with my friend Joe on a weekday in the early morning and we had the place to ourselves, I switched it to a challenge: go there, and photograph it without people.
This triptych of Staubfall and Fischbach came together as I’m working on “cleaning out the vaults” of 2008.
The water crisis in California is real. Of course it is. In July, governor Newsom asked Californians to cut their domestic water usage by 15% — which sounds reasonable and doable. But then the first numbers came in, and usage only dropped by 1.8%.
This collection of photographs is another result of my efforts to “clean out the vaults”, where older folders of images get one final review before they’re marked as done for good.