Limited edition of a striking photograph taken by Thomas Hoepker in 1990.
New Mexico, USA. 1990.
“In 1990, I was traveling to New Mexico for Stern Magazine in Germany. The magazine wanted me to do a photo essay for their travel issue. The briefing was short: “Fly to Albuquerque airport, rent a car and crisscross through countryside. Come back in about four weeks.”
I slowly drove south through the fascinating, hot and colorful landscape. On the third evening, I was driving at sunset along the highway toward Santa Fe. I stopped the car, opened the window and took some pictures. The mountains reflected the last red color of the sinking sun and I saw that the moon was coming up on the horizon. I shot four images on my Leica and drove on toward Santa Fe.
Many years later I saw a stunning black-and-white photograph in the Museum of Modern art in New York; it was by the famous Ansel Adams and was titled, “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941.” I had not seen it before, and only years later it occurred to me that Adams must have taken this very famous picture from almost the same location where I had shot this color picture in 1990.” – Thomas Hoepker
The museum-quality prints are accompanied by statements from the photographers and estates, reproduced on archival-quality labels on the reverse of the print. The back of the frame is partially open so that this detail is visible. Size is including wooden frame.