Some have rolled their eyes or even been willing to ask what I was thinking when I made this image of “Peggy”.  Well, art, as well as beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

In the early 1970s I lived in the California desert along the Mexican border. My first Navy duty station was the National Parachute Test Range (NPTR) in El Centro, CA.  As a newly minted professional photographer I took every opportunity to hone my craft.  Early on, I wasn’t quite sure why I was in the middle of a desert but soon came to realize the importance of the Navy Facility. It is still the winter home of the famous Blue Angles Demonstration Team.

Peggy was a willing model as we strolled the “junk” yard finding unusual settings.  I do often see things that others don’t… It is one of the reasons I do what I do.


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