My ongoing Instagram project, Jumbo Rock.

Ever since my youth I’ve had a fascination with very large rocks. When you climb these big rocks they can provide a new perspective to your surroundings as well as a nice hiding spot. My fascination and love was partly spurred by the Finnish national author Aleksis Kivi —Aleksis “Rock”— and his story about a group of seven brothers who together escape a raging bull by climbing on top of a large rock in the middle of a farm field. The landscape of Palm Springs, which is littered by boulders big and small, has refreshed my attraction to these rocks. My newest photo series captures the grip and influence these monuments have on their surroundings.

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