Remnants of Spanish Texas examines the structures that were built by the Spanish in the 17th and 18th centuries within the state of Texas as the Spanish sought to spread the Catholic religion among the Native Americans of Texas, protect against French incursions, and establish a buffer against Native American raiding parties for the settlements that were situated further to the south. Though most of the structures that remain have been reconstructed within the last century, they offer a glimpse into what mission and presidio life was like before the idea of Texas as a state ever existed. Photographic prints and image licensing are available.
News from Jason Merlo
January 11, 2020: Exhibition at the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas
Beginning in January 2020, one of my images will be a part of a new permanent exhibition at the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, called Biodiversity of the Llano Estacado. The exhibition features an in depth look at the Llano Estacado and explores the importance of biodiversity and the seven major habitats within it which support a variety of wildlife. The image was made in 2017 on a private ranch in Armstrong County, southeast of the town of Claude, in the Texas Panhandle Plains region.
September 12, 2019: New Website
Welcome to the website! Thanks to Jack Brauer of WideRange Galleries for giving Jason Merlo Photography a brand new look. As before, the website will feature images made from across the state of Texas, including the Texas Hill Country, West Texas, and South Texas. Please check back frequently for updates! For information about how you can purchase prints or license images, please click here. For any other questions or comments, please click here to contact me directly.