I love Death Valley and I love the Mesquite Dunes most of all. My Dad couldn't understand why I kept going back to Death Valley, he once said to me: "I drove through there once and there was nothing to see!"

I love going in the winter, when the temps and crowds are down.

I photograph the dunes in the first and last light of the day. But sometimes I'll go in the middle of the day and just lay in the warm sand and sleep, think or listen to music.

I created my first "Dunes of Nude" image in 2006. I was photographing the dunes up close and they reminded me of the nude human body, and hence the title for this project.

This trip to the dunes felt different than the many before it. I felt very in touch with the dunes and was seeing well.