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Photographer: Leo Touchet
Publisher: Photo Circle Press
Publication date: 2018
Print length: 38 pages
Language: English
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Chasing Shadows: Desert Sand Dunes is a collection of black and white photographs taken by Leo Touchet in seven sand dunes: The Dunes of Coro in Venezuela's Médanos de Coro National Park, Mequite Flat Dunes, Eureka Valley Sand Dunes, and Ibex Sand Dunes in Death Valley National park in California, Tularosa Gypsum Dunes in White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, Monahans Sand Hills in Texas, and Big Dune in Nevada.

The photographs in Chasing Shadows present facets of the beauty of the dunes that are hard to resist when a keen-eyed photographer comes upon them. Touchet reminisces in the introduction, “I came upon the dunes, pulled over, grabbed my camera bag and headed into the dunes. The sun was about to set as I walked up into the dunes to a higher level. Suddenly, I found myself surrounded by sand and shadows which kept changing with every step. It then became a race sith the setting sun to photograph as much as possible before the dunes and shadows became darkness. It felt like I was chasing shadows.” In other words, the shadows Touchet was chasing are shapes of beauty that strike the eye.
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