Highway 89 View 1

Story of the ImageHighway 89 in Utah is filled with incredible scenery, much of it, to my eye, magical and surreal. This section, between Kanab, Utah, and Lake Powell on the Arizona border, presented wonderful photographic components—depth, tonality, and geometry—great ingredients for a compelling image.

This “view portal” that frames the image is a photograph of the ornate rim from the headlight of 1963 Chrysler Turbine automobile. I digitally removed the glass and use the rim to frame still life compositions and landscape scenes. The projections resemble the tick marks on an analog clock or meter and provide graphic tension with whatever subject I’m spotlighting in the headlamp.

Printed on specially-coated aluminum, ready to hang. No frame required.