About the Book
"The bosque as seen by Ondrik does not appear to be a place we could go, (let alone want to). Many of the images in this book depict the decay in the bosque. They are titled Remains or named after bones, as though the bosque is a tree graveyard. Shot with a Holga, a plastic camera known for its poor quality, the resultant scenes appear murky and distant. In this way, Ondrik blurs the line of what a landscape photograph is. "
David Ondrik has lived in Albuquerque since the late 1970s. He was introduced to photography in high school and quickly appropriated his father’s Canon A-1 so that he could pursue this exciting artistic medium. In 1998 he received his BFA, with an emphasis in photography, from the University of New Mexico. His imagery explores the New Mexico landscape, and his process comfortably transitions between digital and analog, mixed media and traditional darkroom as needed. Ondrik’s photography is part of the permanent collection at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe and the city of Albuquerque’s Public Art Program. He is the youngest of twenty-five photographers included in “Photography: New Mexico,” published in 2008 by Fresco Fine Art Publications. In 2009 he was nominated for Center’s Santa Fe Prize for Photography. Ondrik is also a high school art teacher.