White Sands

White Sands in New Mexico is a surreal, high-contrast place.  Cool pale colours and fiercely hot temperatures. Natural beauty that looks like it’s from another planet. Tranquil dunes within a military base best known for the first test of atomic weapons.

Human intervention within the park is, rightly, very minimal. There are only the simplest, most basic facilities. The picnic shelters, designed in the 1930s, have a modernist simplicity that is utterly perfect with their setting, and photographing  them is something of a rite of passage for a landscape photographer…

Nick Meek - White Sands 3

 

Nick Meek - White Sands 2

 

Nick Meek - White Sands 1