Absence of Rain is a photo series that takes place in the Rio Grand Valley. Often overlooked by its fellow Texans, The Rio Grand Valley harnesses a unique quality. Due to the rare occurrence of rain on most years, the sun quite literally always shines. This provides the perfect landscape to explore what happens in the absence of rain, in an area where there is continual sunlight, humidity and joy. Although there are many elements to the valley, the Absence of Rain focuses on the positive feelings that this unique valley’s food, people and landscape emit. This project embodies that tender moment when we find our joy in the place we live, even if it’s not our birthplace. That moment when it finally becomes home.
Wardrobe Styling: Marisa Ledford (@marisaledford) | Hair/Makeup: Dm Studio (@dmstudio.tx) | Custom Heart Purse: Breakfast Friend (@breakfastfriend) | Models: Danica (@danicaalina), Jessica Cortina (@jesscortina), Diana Perez (@dianaperezflo), Allison Romero (thestylishsoul)
Jana Cantua is a fashion and commercial photographer based in Texas. She uses creative color-blocking techniques to create compelling imagery that transmits emotion. Her diverse work explores themes of culture, joy and belonging.
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