I just found out Leonard Knight, creator and artist that built Salvation Mountain, has died. I was profoundly moved by my experience visiting SM and being able to meet Leonard and shake his hand letting him know how much I appreciated his work. I first saw him and SM in Into the Wild in 2007. That movie and that year was a great turning point in my life, it’s when I fell in love with independent film and decided that was what I wanted to pursue in my life. My passion. And the day I met Leonard I got to experience his passion. So incredible that he spent so many years working on it. I will always remember that incredible adventure.
Here are some treasured photos from the trip taken by Skylar Leaf.