I was born and raised in Calexico, California where I own and manages Bill Polkinhorn, Inc. a customs brokerage company founded by my grandfather in 1917. My first images, taken during my teenage years were black and white. I have come around now, once again, to black and white work. My immediate surroundings – the desert southwest – are worthy subjects – to which I have returned many times over many years – each time – hopefully - with a higher level of consideration and thoughtful restraint. It is my intention to record and to preserve these places in my own imagination, but moreover the exploration of these harsh and desolate, yet stunningly beautiful landscapes offers a glimpse into possibly coming to some understanding of the human condition.