It's a 112 in the shade in Tucson right now, and I'm almost done the initial recordings of my Snow album, an Christmas/Winter Solstice CD of original ambient and instrumental pieces. I'm keeping the music under wraps for now, but here are some images for the front and back covers of Snow and other winter images too. Visual air-conditioning, don't you think? Also below are some other photographs from the last month or so.
Snow will be available on CDbaby, Bandcamp and iTunes in early Fall. It'll also be available as a physical Hi-Fi CD as well. It's coming along nicely I think. A very odd experience recording Christmas music when it's 112 outside. Living the life in the Sonoran high desert.
"It's a 110 in Gila Bend. In Buckeye, it's a 102. Summer's here and I just can't find a way to stop loving you..." - Heatstroke by Dusty Chaps.
Images from the recent Dragoon Fire, Dragoon Mountains, Arizona. (c) Stu Jenks 2017
John and Harriet Tubman by Kerry James Marshall, MOCA, Los Angeles. Image capture by Stu Jenks. (c) 2017 Kerry James Marshall.
[Needless to say, the photo images of Mr. Marshall's work is not for sale. Not from me at least. All other images and rights of my work are, as always, for sale. Needless to say too.]
"Dragoon Fire Spiral, Arizona" (c) 2017 Stu Jenks.
"Nannie's Mirror, Coalmine Canyon, Hopi Reservation, Arizona" (c) 2017 Stu Jenks.
"Nannie's Mirror, Rural Alabama" (c) 2017 Stu Jenks.
The books Nannie's Mirror and A Chair In The Wilderness are at the book designers now. Expect them to be released, as hardbounds and as ebooks, in the early Fall too.
"Newly Dead Saguaro, Owl's Head, Arizona" (c) 2017 Stu Jenks.
"Right Mitten In Fog, Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona" (c) 2017 Stu Jenks.
"1960's Postcard, Washington Monument, D.C." Photographer Unknown. Image Capture by Stu Jenks.
Stay cool and hydrated out there folk. It's a hot one.