These photos remind me of my childhood. I took them in Eastern New Mexico on the first morning of a 4-day road trip from Roswell to Raleigh. The Southwest – from West Texas all the way to the Pacific Ocean – is mostly filled with these desolate but tranquil scenes of old deteriorating farms and agricultural depots on the flat desert plains. It's kind of a polarizing experience if you're from a different part of the country. A lot of people are put off being surrounded by dilapidated buildings on a parched empty landscape. But some people find beauty in the stark simplicity, and they find soulfulness in the imagined stories behind what's there.