I was feeling restless one weekend, so I decided to take a road trip to Ajo, Arizona. I had heard about this unincorporated community just 43 miles from the Mexican border, and I was curious to see it. I wasn’t completely sure what to expect, but I was excited for an adventure.
I packed my camera gear and hit the road, driving south through the desert. The landscape was stunning, with towering saguaro cacti and endless stretches of desert. I stopped often to take photos, and I was quickly reminded why I love photography so much.
I arrived in Ajo mid-day. It’s a small town, with a population of just a few thousand people. Like many towns in Arizona, it started out as a mining town, so it has rich history. I was still in my tilt shift phase but also exploring other elements like the use of negative space in a composition.