Cabazon Powwow

I appreciate Native Indian traditions, dance and culture. I was invited to attend the annual Cabazon Powwow in Indio, CA. The people, clothing, colors, and joy were heart-warming and inspirational. Here are a few photos that I took of the event.

Desert X installation

Sherin Guirguis, One I Call

Located in Whitewater, CA, Guirguis's sculpture is modeled after "traditional pigeon towers found throughout the desert villages of Egypt," says Guirguis. (http://www.sheringuirguis.com/news/one-i-call-desert-x-biennial-february-25-april-30-2017-palm-springs-ca). 

Surrounding Guirguis's art installation are the mountains of the Whitewater Preserve. This Small World piece reminds me of an asteroid, here on earth. The snowy peaks are seen in the distance.

 

Desert X

Phillip K. Smith III, Circle of Land and Sky. 

Desert X, a new biennial art exhibition in the Coachella Valley, CA, is a huge hit -- with over 100,000 visitors so far. Most of the art is spread across the valley with over 15 sites to explore -- mostly outdoors. I was especially interested in visiting Smith's site in Palm Desert for it's 360 degree installation of mirrored poles embedded in the sand at 10 degree angles, creating reflections of the surrounding landscape -- sky, mountains, sand, people. The time of day gives visitors different perspectives. I plan to go back at sunset for reds and oranges. This is one of my newest works in the series, Small Worlds.  desertx.org

Phillip K. Smith III, Circle of Land and Sky

Joshua Tree National Park

Mid-January, 2017 trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Working on fine art project based on the landscapes including juxtapositions of boulders, Joshua trees, cacti, brush, rocks, and sand. These photos are for inspiration and reference for bigger project in the works. 

The Helmet

The Helmet

Sleeping Lioness

Sleeping Lioness

WC Fields ©Taylor Mickle 2017. All Rights Reserved.

WC Fields

©Taylor Mickle 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Birch Aquarium, San Diego, CA

I visited the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego this past winter. The variety of sea life is spectacular. It's tricky taking photos of moving beings through glass but here are some of my favorites.

Yellow Jellyfish

Yellow Jellyfish

Jellyfish Streamers

Jellyfish Streamers

Orange fish Entangled

Orange fish Entangled

SMALL WORLDS

In the past year or two I've been photographing miniature worlds in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, San Diego, Palm Springs and around my area of the Hudson Valley, NY. 

All photos are available for sale with 13" x 19" unframed pigment inkjet prints. Larger versions are also available. I'm also available for commissions to photograph your own property using this technique. Please contact me for more information. info@theluxfarm.com

Roeliff Jansen Park, Copake & Hillsdale, NY

Roeliff Jansen Park. Copake/Hillsdale, New York

Copake Lake with Kayaker

Copake Lake with Kayaker

Shagbark Farm, Taconic Range --  Copake, New York

Shagbark Farm, Taconic Range --  Copake, New York