The image of Moonrise over Hernandez is an important piece to me especially during my 2o’s and to this day for that matter. Moving away from New Mexico was fun and Las Vegas was burning the same energy I was and so into the heart of the beast of the desert I ventured. That entire time away, I always yearned for home. No joke when I tell you, I think I went to church more in Las Vegas, Nevada then I do when I’m home…horrible, I think. Living in Santa Fe, everyday is like living in heaven and church. Most streets in Santa Fe are named after a saint or angel or some other catholic deity and in Vegas all I had was one catholic church off the strip with a neon cross for a sign! Anyhow, I found this beautiful image of home done by Ansel Adams and purchased it on the spot in some funky shop off the old Fremont Strip. Since then this image has been burned in my eyes and soul for over 20+ years. Thank you Ansel Adams for reminding me of home.
Today I came across this image of Ansel Adams in ’78 revisiting the site of his now famous shot of Hernandez and the rising moon and smiled. I hope you enjoy this image as much as I do.
Details of the Photo:
Renowned photographer Ansel Adams in northern New Mexico [site of Moonrise Over Hernandez?]
Photographer: David Roybal
From the Santa Fe New Mexican collection, Negative Number HP.2014.14.1774