Quiet and still, New Mexico’s desert and mountains evoke a meditative state. Not surprisingly, documenting the state’s landscape is a spiritual experience for photographer Ken Hoffman. He loves the desert and has come to appreciate its many variations of terrain, flora, and fauna.
In photographing the region, Hoffman hopes to capture not only the physical beauty of the land forms but its spiritual essence as well. New Mexico: A Meditative State features 25 photographs Hoffman has taken throughout the state. All of his photography is film based utilizing a Chamonix large format camera. Working exclusively in black and white, he develops and prints in his own darkroom. Nothing is manipulated digitally.