Pumpjack detail

Pumpjack detail

The Field

2009 - 2012

Photographed between 2009 and 2012, The Field is a collection of photographic vignettes cataloguing what an oil field worker might see during their shift in the Permian Basin of New Mexico. By removing clutter from the scene, the images allow the viewer to focus on the colors, shapes and textures of various oil field equipment against the backdrop of the Chihuahuan Desert. The images were created over a three-year span while navigating the endless patchwork of caliche roads during the sunset hour.

Sucker rod

Sucker rod

Pumpjack at sunset

Pumpjack at sunset

Sucker rod

Sucker rod

Wellhead and stairs

Wellhead and stairs

Valve

Valve

Wellhead in winter

Wellhead in winter

Flare and sun

Flare and sun

Drilling rig 1

Drilling rig 1

Drilling rig 2

Drilling rig 2

Drilling pipe caps

Drilling pipe caps

Safety net

Safety net

Forgotten glove

Forgotten glove

Drilling pad

Drilling pad

Battery stairs

Battery stairs

Untitled

Untitled

Two flares

Two flares

Flare 2

Flare 2

Pumpjack at night

A flare burning over the horizon lit dust blowing in the sky to backlight this pumpjack.

Refinery during winter storm

Refinery during winter storm

Poly pipe

Poly pipe

Poly pipe coil

Poly pipe coil