Night Water : Project Statement

See Google Map of my progress.

Phoenix is intense and harsh under the daylight sun, yet magical and beautiful at night when color is sultry and saturated - it’s palatable. A time when color reveals itself as tangible. I want to capture this heady mix within the urban landscape. Deliberately devoid of humans, my photography centers on architecture, streetscapes, city vistas - the lesser seen and the unseen within a human built framework.

Night Water is my third series exploring Phoenix at night - focused solely on the nine canal systems. Scenes here are from portions of two of the nine.

I am motivated by not knowing what I will find - yet knowing I will find something. Something beautiful, intriguing and worthwhile. It’s within this process; seeking, seeing, capturing - this is where I am most at home, this is where I want to be - here in the desert, at night.

For more info on the canals visit - by no means is this an exhaustive list:

http://www.srpnet.com/water/canals/history.aspx

http://arizonaoddities.com/2011/07/why-does-the-valley-have-a-canal-system-and-how-does-it-work/

http://arizonaexperience.org/remember/hohokam-canals-prehistoric-engineering

Arizona Canal

Arizona Canal

Grand Canal

Grand Canal