Jett Johnson


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These are my photos for a little series I called Into the American Desert. I have loved the desert. It is vast, tranquil, and somewhat empty. It seems like one of the very last places where you can truly be yourself and do what you wish. I saw trailers, houses, and compounds, and it really looked like they had moved out there, staked their claim of America, and made their own life. This is something that I was completely unaware still happens, but in the vastness of the desert, it does. I was about to start a job, and recently had Covid-19. I was feeling bored, alone, and worried about sinking my life into this 9 to 5. So I took off into the American desert, and I learned about what money means to me and gave me hints about the direction I want to go in life.