What drew you to Almería, both personally and as a photographer?
My mother’s family is from Almería, so I have a personal connection there. My mother went back and forth to Spain while growing up, so we retained close connections with our family there and made many trips while I was a child. As an adult and a photographer, I became fascinated by the desert landscapes of Almería and its unique quality of light – the same light that brought filmmakers back there over the years. I also remember visiting some of the old western movie sets as a kid.