"Even with a nice breeze, mid-day will burn you outside of shade".

Even with a nice breeze, mid-day will burn you outside of shade. And so patterns start to shift. Critters of all kingdoms yield to the heat, waiting for the sidelong light of late afternoon. Then at dusk they go about their business again. It is good to learn from their example. I find myself far more balanced when I sleep through the hottest hour of the day – Even when I’m not tired, a desert nap will improve my routine.

"Enjoy as much of both worlds by taking time to watch the horizon at dawn and again at dusk"

And then comes the night, a second life– the desert nocturne… A fantastical world even livelier by starlight. I pressure myself to enjoy as much of both worlds as I can and to celebrate their overlap by taking time to watch the horizon at dawn and again at dusk – usually from the highest place I can find.

"I like to leave some beauty to memory"

I’ve tried so many times to photograph it but never has it come close to the real thing. I like to leave some beauty to memory – It is at times better to be overcome than to capture.

Todd Blubaugh was born and raised in McPherson, Kansas. His earliest interests were in art and motorbikes and since the age of 12, Todd has been pursuing these two passions. He currently works in film, writes, shoots, and pursues collaborations with his roommates at The Chun, a motorcycle warehouse and art space in Los Angeles. The free-spirit artist shares his passion for open roads through aspirational imagery and poetic travel notes that resonate with Serengeti’s DNA.

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