1. Howdy y’llTexas & New Maxico (Dec 2010)
2. About this book5 days2 drivers & Acura1 Photographer2500 miles on RoadMountains & plains;Snow & Sand;Canyons & Rivers;star-lit skies;US border patrol;car with no fuel;Priceline.comJust-in-time planning & lastminute improvisations!!!Thanks!!
3. Howdy y’llI am Ashish Jain, currently graduate student at Department of Civil engineering, PurdueUniversity, West Lafayette, USA. I am originally from Jodhpur, India. Being a frequent traveller &enthusiast, I visited lot more places around globe but still got a little chance to explore heaven ofmy own country. Though there is no connection with civil engineering to Photography. I am apublished photographer and My work in portrait and nature photography have been recognizedby Chicago Art Museum, USA.For the past seven years, experiencing nature and photographing her beauty has been my formof relaxation and spiritual fulfillment. I am largely self taught in the photographic arts. My belief isthat art is in every one, the only thing we need to explore it.I can’t think of a single photographic journey in which I haven’t learned some further nuance ofthe light and how it interacts with the world around me.--Ashish Jain
7. Iʼd rather be broke down and lost in the wilds of Big Bend, any day, than wake up some morning in a penthouse suite high above the megalomania of Dallas or Houston. -Edward Abbey, “Big Bend”6
10. We wake at dawn to discover thedesert hills shrouded in rolling cloudsof vapor, seeming remote andmystical as the Mountains of theMoon. A rare and lovely sight and weare sorry to leave. We consoleourselves, as we always do, with thethought that weʼll be back, somedaysoon.-Edward Abbey, “Big Bend” Big Bend 9
15. Walking through the The gypsum dunes is an unforgettable experience; often there are no other footprints ahead, just wind-created ripples and occasional lizard tracks. -DSC_0097 Ashish Jain 17
18. CreativEyes visit me onFine Arts America: http://ashish-samdariya.ﬁneartamerica.com Flickr: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/ashishsamdariya