Joe Wolek splits his time between being a photographer and a location scout. He shared some recent photographs from a series called “Stratigraphy Vernacular.” These images contain a vastness in them whether it’s a large open sky, a desolate parking lot in the desert or a seemingly endless stairway. People are not present, only traces of human activity. Everything in the image is real, and every image is manipulated in subtle ways to bring them into existence. Joe has published a number of books on his work including a project he did in Siberia while visiting his wife’s, artist Lena Wolek, family.