PLACES OF POWER by Benjy Russell
From my trip across country with the most beautiful of muses Kristen Leahy of WIFE
in case you missed it….I shot these in New Mexico last week driving to LA from Tennessee. The top photo was shot at The Very Large Array, a series of 5-6 story tall radio satellites in the desert that read radio signals from distant galaxies. There are around 20 of them spread out over miles and they pick up radio signals from distant galaxies and interperet them as a singular entity.
The second photo was shot at White Sands, New Mexico…which isn’t your normal sand. It’s made up of pulverized gypsum rock. It’s so soft (like talcum powder) and it’s so cool under your feet. They were both such powerful places, and I felt like they served very similar purposes.