In February of 2016, I was in Los Angeles shooting a documentary on blues artist Cedric Burnside who was there to attend the Grammys. It was a hellish week, and the romanticized delusions I had in making a film about someone “truly authentic” came crashing down on me like thud of a great beast stamping. I needed to escape and recenter. Focus my attention on beauty to reaffirm my belief is humanity. A writer friend of mine who lives in Santa Monica mentioned a once in a decade super-bloom was beginning in Death Valley. We jumped in the car the next day and drove out the desert. For three days and nights we traversed the landscape looking for the light. The experience as you can see was otherworldly. Medicinal. This collection is some of the magic I witnessed and was able to capture through my lens.