It took quite a while after my return from a recent trip to India to be able to form a description of what I experienced as I traveled throughout that amazing country for three weeks in my personal re-make of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I arrived at the term “Orchestrated Chaos” after some considerable thought. But within all the hustle, tragedy, layers of grit and mounds of clutter lie countless moments of beauty and compassion. Here’s one of those moments caught at sunrise from the Yamuna River behind the Taj Mahal.
The image above is from Crater Lake, Oregon which will feature in this year’s Housing Works Design on a Dime Benefit. I am honored to have been included in the group of artists and designers who have come together to support this very important organization in New York City.
To get this shot, I got lucky with the stormy day but had to wait for the right moment when the sun peeked through the clouds for just a bit and cast light on the areas of the scene I wanted to highlight. I was particularly drawn to the way the road and the tiny parking lot where I hiked up from had now become part of this altered landscape, straddling a narrow ridge against the massive backdrop of the surrounding Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the US and created by volcanic activity over 7700 years ago.