Arizona’s slot canyons have always been one of my dream locations to photograph since I first saw them over 15 years ago. They are a maze of narrow, deep canyons formed by water wearing away the rock over time. The shapes, textures and colors of this sacred Navajo territory create an almost surreal, fantasy landscape. When you go deep inside the canyon, the light is so incredible and the intense red and orange colors take your breath away. Despite the massive groups of tourists that kept coming through, there is such an eerie sense of calm and silence which surrounds you. It’s like a stone cathedral.
Natural Beauty provided the perfect opportunity to finally get to work in this incredible space; and the perfect person for the shoot was my friend – Irish model and actress Caitriona Balfe. Come on the journey in Episode 11 – ‘The Making of Natural Beauty’.