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Ashton Thornhill

Ashton Thornhill is a photographer and emeritus faculty member at Texas Tech University who is “actively engaged in creating work that shares the magic and beauty of the Southwest.”

Llano Estacado

My investigation of the Llano Estacado started after a freak dust storm in 1970. It was a night event that left an eighth of an inch of dust covering the entire interior of my car. There was no wind involved. Static electricity carried the dust through a sliver of a crack on the driver side window. I remember the night looked like a socked-in corner of a San Francisco street except for the color.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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