Life took me to Park City, Utah at the beginning of July. I had no idea what to expect, especially since I had done no research at all besides finding a place to stay (a cheap place). My experience with ski towns in general was at level zero at the time, and it was my first trip to Utah - still, whatever I thought I was going to find, the place took me completely by surprise.
I didn’t anticipate that it would be so built up, with a main street lined with upscale shops, restaurants, and galleries. I had images of Creede, CO in my mind, but what I discovered was more like the Domain in Austin. It took my feeling like a fish out of water to a new level, particularly since I was lumbering around the streets like a Galapagos tortoise thanks to my overstuffed photo backpack.
It was a short trip, and I spent a good deal of time walking around. I was pretty nervous going in places to look at art with a piece of luggage on my back, but the gallerists I met there were so kind and friendly that they put me immediately at ease. I wish I could shake them all by the hand and thank them personally. Since I can’t, I will instead share the photographs I made when I passed by open doorways. If you get the chance to visit Park City, be sure to go in all the galleries (and get an ice cream - it’s delicious).
All photographs Hasselblad 500CM and Kodak Tri-X