A 10-print folio
from the canyons of the Southwest
Stu Levy’s portfolio Side Canyons of the Colorado first appeared in LensWork #59 in July 2005. While most photographers on the Colorado focus their attention on the grandness of the Canyon, Levy found the side canyons just as photographically intriguing. The result is a collection of photographs of a more intimate nature — a smaller, more human scale space that invites us to pause in a quiet moment with the rock rather than overwhelm us with a grandure and larger-than-life scale. These images are perfect for the intimate, handheld experience of a folio print.
“As spectacular as rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon can be, for me, the access it provides to the side canyons is the real bonus of such an adventure. Two walking and two boating trips to the Canyon have provided little overlap in what I’ve seen; talking to those who have done eighty trips reveals that one can still not see it all. These photos are from the side canyons of the Grand Canyon, and reflect the relatively hidden face of the River, where size and scale are complemented with mystical light, and around every corner one finds wonder and astonishment.”
- Stu Levy