new mexico

santa fe

Jesse Chehak

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"I grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and having spent the last 10 years in New York, I now call New Mexico home. Photography has been a vehicle to explore the world and overturn stones, while befriending strangers along the way. In recent, I have been exploring the American West on a photographic vision quest of sorts, using history and the words of those before me as a guide."

"I was immediately drawn to New Mexico as a place that combines complex people with a simple, yet cruel beauty described in its desert and mountain scenes. It's history is as lush and diverse as is it's natural phenomena and everyday spent here is a gift. My relationship with this land is like teenage love -- pure, yet dangerously obsessive."