Category Archives: Southwest

Ocean Waves

In 1937 Ansel Adams said: a great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed. Continue reading

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Up High In Mexico

                               Tecate Peak, Southwest Slope, Baja California Fifty miles from my photo studio is the Tecate border crossing. To get there, take California 94 away from … Continue reading

Posted in 6:19 Format, American Photographic Artists, B&W negative film, Baja California, Catavina, color negatives, color transparencies, desert, f/64, Film, Fuji RDP3, Fujichrome, Ilford FP4, John Durant Photography, Kodak P3200, Kodak Plus-X, Kodak T-Max, Mexico, Panorama, Photography, Rancho La Puerta, Southwest, Storm, Tecate | 2 Comments

Coming Full Circle at the University of California San Diego

   On Assignment at Eleanor Roosevelt College – University of California, San Diego Driving into San Diego from Los Angeles, one of the first things you encounter is the University of California. If you were making that drive – say, … Continue reading

Posted in 6:19 Format, Architectural Photography, BergerABAM, California, Eleanor Roosevelt College, Flores Lund Engineering, La Jolla, Mid-Century Modern, Modern Architecture, Moshe Safdie, Panorama, Photography, Ricardo Rabines, Safdie Rabines Architects, San Diego, Southwest, Taal Safdie, Torrey Pines, Uncategorized, University of California San Diego | 4 Comments

Panum Crater, Mono Lake California

As recently as a couple of hundred years ago the volcanoes surrounding Mono lake were spitting fire and molten rock. Some of that thick, slow-moving lava formed the Panum Crater on the shores of Mono Lake. The lake – if … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Mojave

God & the Devil in the Land of the Sun Deserts are lonely, beautiful places that share a kind of kinship with one another. The Sinai, Baja California, Death Valley all collect the faithful, the misunderstood and the broke. Even … Continue reading

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Central Baja California

I spent most of today sorting through B/W negatives and old scans updating the Mexico section of my website http://www.johndurantphotos.com and in the process relived some of my forty year relationship with Baja California. Continue reading

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