What was supposed to be a cross-country photographic journey across North America turned into a 10 month stay in the Salton Sea on Southern California. What Italian photographer Nicholas Albrecht found there was a unique mixture of lifestyle and landscape that he felt had yet to be photographed. For the first three months of his stay, Albrecht immersed himself into the community, attending functions both public and private before finally picking up his camera and documenting the locale that he was slowly accessing. The resulting photographs capture the desolate surroundings and weather-worn characters that he was coming to know with a tenderness that truly portrays the isolation that he felt while staying there; an isolation resulting from a landscape that seems to fight the habitation that it’s residents demand of it.
text by Canbra Hodsdon