This movie was created to celebrate the publication of my book "Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby" published by the University of New Mexico Press (unmpress.com). It was an opportunity to collaborate with composer, musician and long-time friend Michael David Sherwood (michaeldavidsherwood.com) of Albuquerque, bringing together his inspired music and my photographs of the legendary Ghost Ranch located in northern New Mexico. While creating this movie, I was struck by the idea that place can have a strong influence on the things we create. Michael and I both live in New Mexico and we are deeply influenced by this enchanted land we live in.
I have been interested for a long time in the synergistic nature of music and photographs and video provides powerful tools to explore this fully. As with photography, I believe that music too has the power to unlock emotions that might not otherwise manifest themselves in the rational brain.
Thank you and I hope you enjoy the show.
Please view more of my photography on the web at craigvarjabedian.com