Ditches

Details

Camera: Pinhole, Film: Color Negative, Printing Process: Archival Pigment, Edition Size: 3

Statement

While the goals of early settlers were a simple task of survival, the result visible over 170-years later is one of immense beauty. With this project I am attempting to reacquaint the viewer with the beauty possible in the everyday utilitarian systems that we have created. The subjects I use are the ditches and the control mechanisms for Colorado’s most valuable resource, water. The camera I use is a simple box with a small hole, much like the crude tools of the settlers who first broke ground on the ditch system. I hope to do my small part in recognizing and preserving these spaces before they again evolve, as humans continue to alter the ecology of our landscape.