Lamy on a January evening, 2010

Lamy, New Mexico

This evocative image, created by Gene Aker, a friend and former colleague in Santa Fe, transforms a lonely road in Lamy, New Mexico into a quasi-inebriated dreamscape. Or maybe a stormy sunset when the skies are tinted with soot from forest fires? Gene explains how he created the image: "shot old school. 5x7 Korona camera (100 years old). Hp5 sheet film, D76 developer... I selenium toned the print. Then when I scanned it, I hit the sepia button -- then cranked up the shadows to darken. Everything digital is a lie! but the print looks pretty cool--a 5x7 contact print."