This cluster rural mailboxes represents a mix of cultures and artistry in the town of Madrid, New Mexico. Located northeast of Albuquerque in the foothills of the Ortiz Mountains, Madrid is iconic for several reasons. Now famous as the filming location for the movie “Wild Hogs” and locally the “Mineshaft Tavern” biker hangout, it was originally an historic mining camp that resulted from the New Mexico gold rush, which predated the California gold rush by 20 years. Almost relegated to ghost town status, it has survived as a tourist destination along Highway 14 between Tijeras and Santa Fe.
(Captured on film using a Sonnar lens; archival silver gelatin fiber print, matted and frame-ready.)