I moved from Switzerland to Arizona back in 2019. Adapting to the desert environment was definitely a challenge for my photography and still is to this day. The landscapes of Switzerland are a lush green with countless trees, rolling hills, emerald lakes and of course the iconic Alps. Whereas the U.S. Southwest is dominated by unique rock formations, deep canyons, breathtaking open views and most of all: countless days of clear skies. What fascinated me were the different types of rocks and how the color was an abundance of oranges, deep reds, bright yellows and all of that came in different shapes and textures. No rock looked the same than the one next to it. The variety fascinated me and I started to see my new environment in a different light. The rock pattern project was born.
The project concentrates on abstract patterns, shapes, colors and textures of rocks of the American Southwest. Main attention is given to the Navajo Sandstone with its reddish tints ranging from pink to dark red, terracotta, with the additional manganese imparting a purplish hue.
Two years in the making, all of the 50 images are available as Mini Prints (8x8 and 12x12) in my shop.
For a cohesive look, I suggest paring them in groups of 3 or 4.