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