Tourists, Tourists Everywhere

Tourists, Tourists Everywhere

As we slowly reopen from our pandemic lock down, people are hitting the road to visit the national parks. Although I haven’t experienced it first hand yet, I hear that the parks are getting crowded with tourists. This got me to thinking about the photographs I have...
2020 Calendar—The Grand Canyon

2020 Calendar—The Grand Canyon

I like photographing in all seven of the national parks along US Route 89. Each park is unique and special in its own way. But I have a special place in my heart for the Grand Canyon. I have been going there to photograph for nearly forty years and it always rewards...
Celebrating Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial

Celebrating Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial

…and My 42 Years of Photographing It by James Cowlin I went to the Grand Canyon to photograph for the first time in 1977. I had been shooting landscapes in Arizona for a few years but had avoided the Grand Canyon. I told myself that every photographer went there...
US Route 89 2019 Calendar

US Route 89 2019 Calendar

The US Route 89 2019 Calendar celebrates the diverse landscapes of the national parks, monuments, recreation and wilderness areas along the highway. From ocotillo blooms in Saguaro National Park to a waterfall in Glacier National Park, each month will give you a new...
Painting Water—The Art of Barbara Kemp Cowlin

Painting Water—The Art of Barbara Kemp Cowlin

On many of our trips on US Route 89, Barbara and I have found ourselves camping and hiking near water. From Peña Blanca Lake near the Mexican border to the lakes of Glacier National Park, water in its many natural forms has been a part of our journey. So it was almost...
The Painted Desert Project

The Painted Desert Project

The last place you would expect to find street art is along US Route 89 on the Navajo Reservation. But there it is. You can’t miss it as you head north from Flagstaff. It’s on tanks and roadside jewelry stands. Big black and white photographs pasted up there for all...