City – – Surface Surveys



City of Rocks National Reserve – Idaho, USA

Protected as a US National Reserve in in 1988.

Spanning more than 14,000 acres, the City of Rocks National Reserve sits at the southern tip of the Albion Mountains in Southern Idaho.

City of Rocks, located in the Basin and Range geologic province, was formed 34.9 million years ago from volcanic eruptions. Erosion over time shaped its unique rock formations into an impressive array of granite pinnacles, fins, and domes that attract rock climbers globally. California Trail emigrants once described it as “a city of tall spires” and “steeple rocks.”

City is one of six individual studies in a series of protected desert physiographies. Each survey embodies the planet’s natural, essential expression, and underscores the ethereal nature of wild lands in our current, anthropocentric age.

The survey is comprised of 35 photographs captured with medium format Leica camera equipment.