/25 Altered landscape

Christopher Colville


Life in the Sonoran Desert is both miraculous and tenuous. The harsh realities of desert resonate with the extremes of human emotion, providing experiences that escape the confines of language and instead rely on a wonder that comes not from naïveté , but from a willingness to experience the world as a mystery. I create photographs that employ my sense of fear and wonder as tools to explore the collision of the wild with the contemporary city, in an attempt to better understand the complex nature of our existence in this space. Phoenix, despite its population of nearly 4.3 million, is the desert, and the wild persists in its heart.