New triptych of three colorful doors in Indian Canyons/Canyon Corridor neighborhood in Palm Springs. All photographs can be viewed at Backstreet Art District (2680 Cherokee Way, Palm Springs — across the 111 from the Parker) at Taylor Mickle Photography.
Always fun to take day trips around Palm Springs, CA. The Cabazon dinosaurs are located off the 10 freeway. They tower over the landscape. Here are a few photos of these creatures. Fun!
Idyllwild, CA is a beautiful alpine village on the other side of Palm Springs (over the San Jacinto Mountains). Currently ravaged by devastating fires, we were able to enjoy the town a few weeks ago. Here are some photos that I took around town.
Come visit Taylor Mickle Photography and the other artists in our gem of an artist collective spaces. New works by all of us!
Upcoming 2018 Wednesday Artwalks at Backstreet:
June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5
"Minesweeping Candydrops" found a new home during Grand Opening/First Wednesday of the Month at Backstreet Art District!
Nice family from Vancouver, B.C. purchased these two Limited Edition 24"x36" framed prints, "Saguaro Doors" and "Indian Canyon Doors." Thank you!
Beginnings. Visit us every 1st Wednesday of the month, year round. Grand Opening May 2, 2018, 5-8pm.
Fun variety of Warhol's work.
The Palm Springs Convention Center was packed this past weekend with the Palm Springs Modernism Design Expo & Sale! Hundreds of people came by my booth to look and talk about my work. The Preview Party of Friday night was full of color (the outfits!), excitement and lots of wonderful people.
I sold a lot of pieces in the series, "A ROUND PALM SPRINGS." I am taking commissions to photograph people's houses/properties around Palm Springs in the "Small Worlds" style. Feel free to contact me if you would like to consider this for yourself. All pieces are unique and fun.
I am also doing commissions for my series, "Heads" by photographing models (you, a family member or friend) and compositing a plastic animal head onto the body. Another unique and fun project. Contact me to discuss if this would be something you'd like to try.
I'll be showing/selling my newest work from my series "Small Worlds" that includes "A Round Palm Springs." Dates: Friday February 15 (6-9pm), Saturday Feb. 16th (10a-6p), Sunday Feb. 17 (10a-5p) and Monday Feb 19 (10a-4p). $20 for weekend pass. Come visit me at Booth #708.
I've been photographing signage in Palm Springs, CA. The designers put a lot of thought in design into their signs and I'm inspired by the graphics, typography and colors. This will end up as a multi-image piece. Stay tuned!
For a small-ish town, Palm Springs has a great Museum. I had a chance to see some amazing work last week. Here are a couple of shots.
As the host of the Palm Springs Photography Meetup Group, we go on photo adventures around Palm Springs, CA. Light painting in the desert is a great topic to try out. This outing was so much fun, we'll be doing it again.
Our Palm Springs Photography Meetup Group went high in the hills above Palm Springs, CA, to photograph Doug Aitken's "Mirage House," part of Desert X. The vistas, mirrored house inside and out were a blast to photograph.
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.
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