All Eyes Are Watching

The Eyes of Duran, Winter, Duran, New Mexico 2015 Photograph by ©Craig Varjabedian
The Eyes of Duran, Winter, Duran, New Mexico 2015 Photograph by ©Craig Varjabedian

“A small town has as many eyes as a fly”  -Sonya Hartnett, author

Often when I am making photographs in a small village, particularly one I haven’t visited before, I have this very real sense that all eyes are on my every movement. This is understandable of course and I chalk it up to a time-honored tradition among villagers, particularly in remote places, of sometimes being wary of strangers when they come to town. You can never be too careful.

I have never quite been able to prove that I actually am being watched unless someone ventures outdoors and says hello or invites me to leave. However during a recent stop in the village of Duran located about a hundred miles southeast of Albuquerque, I finally confirmed what my finely tuned senses already knew. For it was here that I actually discovered the watchful eyes of this beautiful New Mexico village.

Apple iPhone 6  | Hipstamatic Tintype app