The photographs of Richard Misrach are among some of my favorite. Misrach has a way of connecting to me through his depiction of spatial quality and subtlety in color.
His photographs in the Desert Cantos series are particularly special to me. They remind me of long roadtrips through Arizona and Nevada in the heat of the summer. Delicate shifts in faded color differentiate sky from land. The loneliness of his photographs is portrayed through absence of humans but the effect of humanity is clearly portrayed through objects left behind. The scale of his landscapes are shown through these objects as well.
You can see more of his work here and here.