William Latshaw 02
1. When was this photo taken?
Maybe 25 years ago, c. 1992
2. Where was this photo taken?
Probably Schnebly Hill Road near Sedona, AZ
3. Who took this photo?
4. What are we looking at here?
I believe it's a view down Schnebly Hill Road from my campsite. This was before the area was regulated & you could free-camp anywhere.
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
I had recently left the business world and was on a vision quest. It was an exciting and uncertain time. I was trying to decide where to live, and was considering intentional communities (aka communes...). I had some apprehension around living in such close quarters with 'strangers'.
6. Is this what you expected to see?
I had no idea what to expect from this film.
7. Does this photo bring back any memories?
Quite a few. I spent some time in Sedona, AZ trying to locate a suitable intentional community in the area. I connected with a guy who was in the early stages of setting one up, but that can take months or years.
As I was standing in the parking lot of his business talking to him, an old VW van drove up. Painted on the side was a bunny rabbit sitting on a ridge watching the sunset, and the words "Reevis Mountain School of Self-Reliance." Strapped to the roof were crates of vegetables.
The driver was a willowy woman named Angelique, one of the two 'foundation' members of the school/community. Long story short, I wound up camping in the desert that night with her and moving to Reevis. It's in the Superstition Mts. of AZ, and about 10 miles and 5 creek crossings from nowhere.
Reevis was one of the communities that I had been considering, but had 'cold feet' over the prospect of just diving in. Talk about providence.
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
Well, kindred spirits may get a quiver down their spines, and the fuzzy, faded quality of the image seems appropriate to the memories that it evokes.
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