I can’t say anything really compares to the desert. The grand size and lack of resources really is intimidating and can be overwhelming at times. The sound of insects buzzing is as loud as the white noise from a freeway. The understanding that you’re in the middle of nowhere and completely unsupervised (lawless) is a large responsibility. The extreme heat also gets to people, makes them do things one might think twice about on a day 30 degrees cooler.
Small towns and cheap thrills. A cooler of Corona and a bag of cameras. Here are my photographs from the desert and scarce towns in between Joushua Tree and the Mojave Desert.