The Giving Earth

Essay 264 • Mar 12th 2018

I find new land when in search of healing. I came to the desert in search of a new spirit. Nothing was more quiet, more beautiful than this - to combine my flesh with the landscape and to combine my lungs with the magic air. Alone, together, the fire of the west matching the fire in my heart. A day in the desert becomes an eternity in my being. Finally, I am rinsed by saltwater, quenching my thirst, and how beautiful it is to find such tangible peace. 


Nike De Carlo is a twenty-three year-old photographer from Brooklyn, NY

“Documenting youth is important to me because it is a subject that is passionate, never-ending, and fresh. I see boys and girls longing to be free, to be loved, and to experience the wholeness of living. My work relies on the environments that my subjects call home – their secret places where they are most accepted and safe. I choose to document this subject to define the meaning of immunity, discovery, relationships, and friendships.”