between mountains

I spent a summer in the Colorado Rockies; in a land where the wealthy go to play. Everything about this place seemed foreign to me, from the pine groves climbing up towering mountains, to the vacant multi-million dollar houses reserved for family vacations. As I explored this society that was built for luxury, I was constantly confronted with the feeling of dissonance; I began to see the things that were meant to be overlooked. as the facade faded from the lush landscapes and the well-groomed communities of Pitkin County, I finally started to connect with the environmentI lived in. 

The following photographs were taken in Snowmass Village and Aspen, Colorado in the late summer of 2015.