Cracks in the Fantasy that is Santa Fe
Santa Fe is an interesting place. It is a city where many people want to visit and many more want to live, but the reality of the place is something different.
The economy of this town is based on tourism, and the city is filled with people who own second homes, but it’s also filled with many poor people. As elsewhere in the United States, it seems like there really isn’t a middle class here. You either are well off, or struggling and working multiple jobs, just trying to survive.
And so while there are wonderful things to see and do here in Santa Fe, the town is also filled with lots of cracks in the fantasy that is Santa Fe.
And that’s the life I live here, and it’s the life I love to see around me. Next to those gorgeous multi-million dollar homes, there are the homes that are a hundred years old, and lived in by the same family for generations, and not in that showroom shape. Those cracks, to me, are the real Santa Fe.
Shot with my 105mm lens at f/3.0.
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