Bureau of Land Management area within Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Coyote Buttes South is known for its striking sandstone rock formations. Winter has its particular charms here in the desert, like the snow trimmings on the red rock. Juniper is an especially sculptural tree, even more so in death.
About Joel Simpson:
A NJ native, with a PhD from Brown in comparative literature, Simpson went pro as a photographer in 2002, after teaching college English, French, and Italian, and playing jazz piano professionally in New Orleans. Since then, his work has shown extensively in solo and group shows in the US and Europe, been published many times, and has won awards, and is part of the permanent collections at the Paris Musée de l’érotisme and the Williamsburg (Brooklyn) Art and Historical Center. His book of geological photography, EARTHFORMS: Intimate Portraits of Our Planet, won a GOLD Nautilus Book Award for 2019. earthforms.net