Everything Else in the Universe: A Father-Son Road Trip
A Photobook by Har-Prakash and Gurudayal Khalsa
In April 2017, our family road tripped through the national and state parks in Utah. Family sweetened our travel, and travel refreshed our familial relationships. Eight days after we set out, the others returned home, and as father and son, we continued our photographic journey in California for another sixteen days.
The process of creating this book over the last year and a half was similar to how we travelled. We changed our minds frequently as to which direction to go. How many classic landscape or family portraits should be included? Colour or black and white? After much pushing and pulling our decisions were made together in the spirit of what the book seemed to want.
This book is dedicated to John Muir, “Father of the National Parks” for his role in helping to preserve the wilderness areas of the United States, and to the bond between fathers and sons, parents and children everywhere.
The title of our book comes from the John Muir quote, "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
Like the roots of the Muir Woods redwoods, the photographs of a father and son team intertwine, support and complement each other. They are further enhanced by you. It is a gift to have you join us.
Har-Prakash and Gurudayal