I started taking photographs over 15 years ago in 1995, starting out with film and printing in the dark room. I then moved on to the digital realm, though I still prefer the look and feel of film. I miss the smell, the calm of darkness, the magic of printing.
One thing that I have a great adoration for is the desert. My grandfather built his home in the Mojave Desert in the late 1960’s. I loved going there as a child, riding motorcycles and digging around in the dirt with my siblings. Every opportunity my wife and I get to fly down and visit family and friends, we make it a point to stay in that home.
Shooting abandoned artifacts and landscapes is a passion I cannot seem to satisfy; whether it is in Washington or California. My hope is to renew the beauty in these places of brokenness, abandonment, and emptiness. I desire to redeem the forgotten and give them a little bit more life again.
– Chris Charles Bowden