Fate comes knocking on Route 66
It's funny how things turn out.
Budville, New Mexico was the site of a notorious double murder that remains unsolved to this day and the Budville Trading Co. was the scene of the crime.
The town of Budville is named after Howard Neal "Bud" Rice. In 1928 he and his wife, Flossie, opened the general store (Budville Trading Post). Together they also operated a gas station, garage, grocery store, post office and wrecker service. While this might seem like enough for a normal person, it wasn't enough for Bud so, in additional to all that, he also sold bus tickets, owned the local State Motor Vehicle Concession and got himself elected Justice Of The Peace. As such, Bud proclaimed himself the "Law West of the Rio Puerco" and did not hesitate to push his weight around whenever it suited him to do so.
On the El Camino Real
Located just west of the General Mills factory on Alameda, the smell of Chex Mix fills the air as you wade through a sea of tumbleweeds at the San Carlos Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This cemetery has grave stones with birthdays going back to the mid 1800's. There are also an alarming number of children's graves, many only days old, from the 1940's.
In 2005 I was commissioned to photograph a big game hunt in South Africa. These are my stories.
An Unlikely Idea
I was going to write a story about a zebra. I still will, just not today. I’ve been trying all day to write this story about the zebra and, so far this is all I’ve got, which is to say that I’ve got nothing. The Dark Continent doesn’t want me to think about it right now, maybe Sunday is it’s day off. There’s nothing I can do about that.
I keep dwelling on a conversation that I got wrapped up in the other night regarding whether or not there is such a thing as a soul and further more, if there is, do animals have them? I’m an optimistic type and like to think that there is and they do, respectively.
The Half Way Point
Continuing on with my year-in-review project, the spectacular New Mexico skies just keep on comin'. These are my best sunset photos, as seen from my back yard in Meadow Lake, New Mexico, from June of 2019!
Driving From Columbus To Lima, Ohio
In November I made a short trip to visit family in Lima, Ohio. I was born in Lima but haven't been back since my mom and I moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1977. The first thing to know about visiting Lima is that, of the three major airports in Ohio, the closest one to Lima is Columbus and it's still an hour and a half away. If I had realized everything I would see on my first solo mid-west adventure I would've given myself a lot more time.
The road from Columbus to Lima is crowded with every kind of thing I love to photograph. Old barns, abandoned houses, cemeteries and every manner of creepy thing are literally everywhere. While this is likely not a sign of economic prosperity in the area, it is a photographer's dream trip.
I hadn't given myself any time for sight seeing but still couldn't resist pulling off the road to photograph these two barns knowing that this might be my one and only opportunity.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.