The images in this gallery are the result of many excursions over a 4 year period in the desert Southwest and Great Basin regions of The United States. My mission is to bring the beauty and history of the region to you. The work is single image digital capture. I do not utilize multiple exposure or compositing. Post processing is kept to an absolute minimum to bring out the nuances of the metallic media which I have chosen to showcase my work.
I am drawn to stark landscapes with an otherworldly or surrealistic feel. When composing an image, my first thought is always of the light. I also use shadow to boil down the composition and to impart a dramatic effect.
There is a “suchness” to this region that is impossible to describe. The absolute silence of The Black Rock Desert in Nevada. The vermillion cliffs and slick rock plateaus of Utah. The harsh, arid desert terrain of Arizona. All beautiful in their own way, yet completely different. I have tried to combine my love of photography and the open road with the natural beauty and history of the region to present to you, the viewer, my personal vision. If you enjoy my art then I have succeeded. So…climb aboard the Objeto Volante (Flying Object), buckle up, and join me in an adventure!
“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. ” – BUDDHA
David Lorne Chandonet makes his home in Mohave County, Arizona. He has been an avid photographer since the film era. In addition to his landscape and historical work, Mr. Chandonet also specializes in food and beverage and architectural imaging. His work has been published in The Mohave County Visitor’s Guide and The National Audubon Society Field Guides. He is available for workshops, seminars and events and is currently seeking gallery representation. Should you wish to contact Mr. Chandonet you may reach him through the gallery, via his Facebook page, or by calling (928) 234-7301.