“As day turns into night in the desert, the dreadful hell gives way to majestic space!”
~ Mehmet Murat ildan ~
The Unyielding Vastness book series is set to release its first volume in the first half of 2023. The book will feature B&W Infrared photography and artwork by author/artist A.E. Samaan. The series will focus on the vast, intimidating, and inspiring expanses of the American Southwest. It will feature both photography and sketch art of the region, as well as series of literary quotations. The literary quotations and the text will be artfully presented in Spanish and English as a bilingual invocation of the region’s cultural background.
“The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body.”
~ Jean Baudrillard ~
"The landscape of the American West has to be seen to be believed and has to be believed to be seen."
- N. Scott Momaday