Lately I’ve been obsessed with small buildings in wide-open spaces. Looking back through old photos, I found that it’s not so much the absolute size of the dwelling that matters, but the relative scale of it within its surroundings. So a brooding old castle may seem large up-close, but perched in a vast peat bog, it seems rather small and lonely. In fact, loneliness seems to be the main theme here, but I like the quiet solitude of all these places that are swallowed up by their scenery.

Dunguaire Castle near Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Dunguaire Castle near Ballyvaughan, Ireland

On the Ruta del Fin del Mundo, Patagonia, Chile

On the Ruta del Fin del Mundo, Patagonia, Chile

Near Devil's Thumb, Wyoming

Near Devil’s Thumb, Wyoming

Near Hofn, Iceland

Near Hofn, Iceland

On the Enchanted Highway, North Dakota

On the Enchanted Highway, North Dakota

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Stykkishholmur, Iceland

Stykkishholmur, Iceland