I want to introduce photographers to Knolls, the softest sand you’ll ever feel and hardened sand castles seemingly crafted by giants.  ​

Featured Location: Knolls, Utah

Just south of I-80, you’ll find the road fork.  To the east goes a dirt road, to the west an unclaimed street of broken up pavement… at Knolls either way you go you’ll discover other-worldly landscapes.

This set of images was produced in 33 minutes on a location scouting visit to Knolls in September of this year.

Turn South off the I-80 Exit, then Go East for the Endless Dirt Road

Or West for Giant SandCastles and Soft Dunes


The Desert Sun Can Produce Hard Light


The Shadows Can Be Quite Soft


Jake Garn has been shooting digital photography since 2001, and film photography from 1994-2001; he hosted his first photography workshop in 2009, was invited to B&H to teach a class in 2013 and launched the photography challenge in 2017.