Jazz in the Desert is a poetry and art book I made with writer Mitchell Nelson. We were living in the Rugby House in Santa Cruz, CA at the time. The project started with some of Mitchell’s poems and some of my photographs and 3D renders. We put together pieces that fit together, and then intertwined them by injecting the raw text data of the poems into the raw hex data of the images. In this way, each poem and image pair were fused into one entity, for better or worse. The original poems were displayed on the left of each spread and the final image on the right.
Jazz in the Desert was limited to 8 copies and distributed among friends.