Part of this series was recognised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography as the 2015 Qld Epson Professional Photographer of the Year and Landscape Photographer of the Year for a series of four images taken in Death Valley.
“In this below sea level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes, with the highest recorded temperature in the United States.” explains Richard. “Despite the extreme temperatures, this National Park is often swarming with tourists traversing the dunes or the salt pans. I was lucky enough to photograph this incredible place immediately following a rare rain storm the evening before. The rain had washed away the previous day’s footprints and sculpted a pristine landscape. This event offered a rare opportunity to photograph Death Valley in its most natural state, and in turn allowed me to create a set of images which are both meditative and beautiful. When the human elements appeared on the landscape, I was offered some intriguing scenes in which the human form wanders around this almost surreal and otherworldly landscape.” – Richard Muldoon
These four images formed the folio which won the 2015 Qld Epson Professional Photographer of the Year and Landscape Photographer of the Year.
These additional images were amongst others which featured in the exhibition entitled Death Valley at Maud Gallery in Brisbane in 2015.