Photographing South Western USA

After leaving Bolivia and Chile, Boris Mar’s new destination was the American west. Starting in Los Angeles, he travelled through some of the most extraordinary photographic locations, and in this article he shares his wonderful experience

Touchdown was in Los Angeles, California, a world apart from my South American experience. Everything is within reach here; within hours I was familiar again with the concept of travelling in comfort.

I have been to California and most of the other south western states many times before, so why return? The answer, simply, is because, in my opinion, the states of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona are home to some of the world’s most spectacular national parks. These are my favourite hunting grounds; I know this part of the world well, and I have a collection of outstanding images of its national parks. Still, as a landscape photographer, I am trying constantly to improve upon my images. A different sunrise or an impressive cloudscape can transform an image captured previously into something even better. Somewhere deep inside, I hope to be mesmerised again and be able to...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 27 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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