Funny how things work out. Early on, I was inspired by a chemistry teacher, academic, and wanderer of the Southwest to pick up a camera, play with some chemistry, and go explore. Years of neo-Luddite tendencies taught me the difficult path to capturing images. Through trial and error in college, our cameras grew from 35mm, to panoramic, to medium format, and finally to 4×5 film. I was never one great at darkroom printing, but that didn’t stop the fervor.
Finally, I awoke one morning to the sound of rain spattering the cedar shingles in the dank Pacific Northwest and decided to pack my gear and head South. By a mixture of stupidity and luck, I ended up in Santa Fe, NM and since have called this strange town my home.
"Let's put down Foucault and play with some chemistry. Cyanide, anyone?" - G. Dey
In doing so I have afforded myself easy access to some of the most spectacular landscape, archaeology, and cultures in the world. Through similar circumstances, I began work with the good people at Bostick & Sullivan, who further pushed my knowledge and desire to explore the mixture of analog in a digital world. Now I carry a mix of medium/large format film gear as well as micro four-thirds compact system and a full frame DSLR. Go figure.
Today, I spend myself strapped to a computer most of my time, broken up by moments of self-proclaimed heroics on a mountain bike or similarly wandering the canyons of the Four Corners. If I am hard to reach, those are the best bets–look for the buzzards circling.
Doing this alone isn’t as fun, though, as having a partner in crime. My wife, Kimberly, has a better eye than I do and exponentially more patience, except when it comes to organizing and displaying photographs. One day she will contribute greatly to this site (including the current three photos you see before you), but first, she has her own goals to conquer.
If you have read this far, either my writing has improved or there’s very few items left on the internet. Either way, I appreciate the visit and hope you enjoy the images.