Thursday, December 1, 2011

Photographer: Ignacio Torres

There really is something mystical about the Chihuahan desert of the Southern United States. Maybe it's got something to do with the fact that this dry, barren landscape was once a massive underwater ecosystem, which is why you can still find the fossils of Jurassic Era crustaceans buried a few feet underneath the soil. Or maybe it's because of strange phenomena like The Marfa Lights, or the supposed U.F.O. crash in Roswell, New Mexico. Either way, the land possesses an otherworldly nature that photographer Ignacio Torres captures perfectly in his moving images. In most of the .gifs, something that looks like stardust reverberates frenetically as people fall into velvety sand dunes. It's crazy that this kid, at the ripe old age of 23, can make something so (for lack of a better word) pretty. Check out the Brooklynite's website to get the full effect of the moving images, and maybe we'll catch you on the West Texas Highway sometime soon.