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New Sands Road

Sale price$ 1,350


Archival pigment print | 2019

The series “New Sands” is the result of a trip to New Mexico gone wrong. Bad weather, damaged equipment, and suspicious locals culminated in hours of aimless driving between Southwestern towns.

Determined to make the most of the less than 24 hours until the flight home, James took to a paper map on the hood of his rental car, choosing to head wherever his finger landed. That destination was the White Sands National Monument, a few hours away, but enough to spend an hour at the park’s opening, touring and photographing.

From that cursory visit came contemplative and composed images, representative of the harried, superficial nature of modern tourism. Shot from the periphery and rendering the prioritization of observation over experience, James implores the viewer to continue with his journey, to sit and stay a while, and to pause in a moment he could not.


40 x 60 inches


Full Bleed: 42 x 62 x 2 inches


The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan


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About the Artist

James Needham

Australian photographer James Needham crafts digitally-collaged urban landscapes with images taken in New York, Los Angeles, Route 66 and Roswell New Mexico in compositions reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s colorful city scenes. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Paper Journal, Nylon Korea and Art Maze Magazine.

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