Of Heaven and Earth by David Shannon-Lier

For the past three years I have been traveling North America making carefully constructed photographs of the sun and moon. he desire to make these photographs stems from several—sometimes complimentary, sometimes contradictory—impulses. It comes from notions of belonging to the land and the land belonging to me, from the allure of the single point perspective of photography, from the importance of a few hours in a very specific place, in contrast with the incomprehensible scale of time and space itself. Finally they stem from a keen sense of my own mortality alongside the desire to be known, to make one’s mark so to speak.

David Shannon-Lier is currently on the road.
To view more of David's work, please visit his website.

Reflection of The Rising Moon Over The Dalton Highway, Alaska

Reflection of The Rising Moon Over The Dalton Highway, Alaska

Grassland Moonset, Gila National Forest, New Mexico

Grassland Moonset, Gila National Forest, New Mexico

Chalk Moonrise, Muley Point, Utah

Chalk Moonrise, Muley Point, Utah

Crater Moonset, El Pinacate, Sonora

Crater Moonset, El Pinacate, Sonora

Reflection #2 (Transit of the Moon), Mesa, Arizona

Reflection #2 (Transit of the Moon), Mesa, Arizona

Ironweed Moonset, Flying W Ranch, Kansas

Ironweed Moonset, Flying W Ranch, Kansas

Taraxacum Sunrise, Livingston, Montana

Taraxacum Sunrise, Livingston, Montana

Reflection #9 (Transit of the Sun), Winter, Wolf Flats, Idaho

Reflection #9 (Transit of the Sun), Winter, Wolf Flats, Idaho

  Juniper Moonrise, Tonto National Forest, Arizona

 Juniper Moonrise, Tonto National Forest, Arizona

Mesquite Moonset, Mazatzal Wilderness, Arizona

Mesquite Moonset, Mazatzal Wilderness, Arizona

Watchtower Moonset, 100 Mile House, British Columbia

Watchtower Moonset, 100 Mile House, British Columbia

Charcoal Moonrise, Mesa, Arizona

Charcoal Moonrise, Mesa, Arizona

Firewood Moonset, Tuttle Creek State Park, Kansas

Firewood Moonset, Tuttle Creek State Park, Kansas

Saguaro Moonrise, Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona

Saguaro Moonrise, Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona

Reflection #3 (Setting Moon), Mesa, Arizona

Reflection #3 (Setting Moon), Mesa, Arizona

Rooftop Moonset, Vancouver, British Columbia

Rooftop Moonset, Vancouver, British Columbia

Sapling Moonrise, Squirrel Creek, Alaska

Sapling Moonrise, Squirrel Creek, Alaska

Stone Moonset, Canyonlands, Utah

Stone Moonset, Canyonlands, Utah

Reflection of The Rising Moon Over Our Home, Mesa, Arizona

Reflection of The Rising Moon Over Our Home, Mesa, Arizona