New Mexico - Wild and Beautiful

New Mexico: Wild and Beautiful is a dynamic showcase of work by photographer and New Mexico-native Laurence Parent. With an inspired foreword and informative captions by New Mexico Magazine s Emily Drabanski, this collection of photographs serves as timeless tribute to the state affectionately called the Land of Enchantment. Parent s evocative images transport you back in time as you explore the volcanic terrain of El Malpais National Monument; gaze at ancient petroglyphs in Petroglyph National Monument; wander through Ancestral Pueblo ruins at Bandelier National Monument; step inside a seventeenth-century Spanish mission at Pecos National Historical Park; and venture into the Old West at the ghost town of Shakespeare. It s Parent s ability to capture New Mexico s magical light and dramatic beauty that truly inspire, with images of the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains awash in pink at sunset; a rainbow arcing over the Gila National Forest; and golden light glancing off of Chimney Rock near the Pedernal mesa.