Studies in Stones is a photographic project that I shot during this year’s trip to Joshua Tree. Specificially, it was shot in Pine City, an area of granite boulders mixed with pinyon pines. While I will often do a project based on a place that I visit, this project, conceived in the field, had a specific thematic element. I lifted the camera up to my eye, saw the wonderful juxtaposition between the orange boulders and the blue sky and immediately concluded “black & white.” This project was going to be about grain and curves, shadows and textures. I can’t remember another project being born in the field like this. I hope you enjoy it.