Photographer Mona Kuhn finds herself returning time and again to the desert. Its peculiar, altered reality, in which forms shimmer and are obliterated in glare and haze, and in which one proceeds, seemingly in vain, toward an ever-receding and indistinct horizon, have long fascinated Kuhn.
“There’s a certain magic to that climate,” Kuhn says. “I find myself drawn there more and more. It’s a fascinating ecosystem. For all the seeming emptiness, it’s actually teeming with life if you’re willing to sit still and really observe what’s happening just below the surface.”