How can a single image capture the beauty of the Utah desert in one shot?
A single shot.
That’s the challenge of photographer Jason Pritchard, whose “The Salt” project captures the beauty and beauty in a few moments.
The photographer, who lives in Salt Lake City, started photographing the state a few years ago.
A single photo, which can be snapped at any time of day or night, is the best way to capture the unique nature of the desert, he said.
His images are shot from a range of angles, including an open-air view of the Salt River, a vantage point overlooking the Great Salt Lake and a view from the mountains.
Pritchard said the images are both playful and serious.
“You’re in the middle of a huge desert with no trees, and the landscape is absolutely stunning,” he said, adding that the photographer’s camera “loses” the ability to focus on one point at a time.
In the video, he describes how his photos were captured using a “smart phone” and an “optical lens.”
Pritcher says he was inspired to take on the project after reading about it on Instagram, where users shared their experiences and pictures of the state.
“I thought, why not make a video?
The best way would be to do something that would be really, really hard to get right and really, very interesting,” he told Mashable.
He started shooting in a matter of days, but in February, the photographer said he decided to take a leap of faith and go to the Nevada desert.
“I was in the desert with the sun out, with no electricity and no phone.
I was like, ‘Oh my God, what am I going to do?'”
Pritcht said he wanted to capture what he calls “the beauty and majesty of the valley,” and decided to set up camp in the Salt Lake valley.
The experience has been so memorable that he hopes to take his photo shoots there again in the future.
“It’s been incredible.
I’ve been lucky enough to get people to follow me on Instagram and tell me they like it, but I’ve also gotten people to shoot the pictures.
They have been amazing,” he added.
The Salt, which features desert scenes in the Mojave and Colorado Plateaus, has been featured on the cover of The Salt, The Times, People and USA Today.
The project has received more than 10,000 views and earned Pritcht a nomination for the American Film Institute’s Outstanding Achievement in Photography.
He said he is “very happy” to have received the nomination, and has been working on getting the camera ready for a full-length documentary.
He said that the film will be released later this year, with a budget of $5 million.