Tom Law
I was doing a story for LIFE on the alternative lifestyles people were experimenting with in the '60s. Writer Roger Vaughn gave us a wonderful working title: "The Search for Something Sacred". He knew someone, Tom Law, who was living in the mountains of New Mexico with friends in a compound with no electricity or running water. Tom and his family actually were living in a teepee.

In this photograph taken just before dawn, Tom is starting his day with a yoga breathing exercise. In the background you can see the mountains where in 1945 the first atomic bomb was exploded at Los Alamos in the White Sands Proving Grounds.

The magazine did publish our story, but along the way we lost our grand title.
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