DESERTX19 -- DesertX 2019

DesertX2019 is in the Coachella Valley again! This is the second DesertX (the last was in 2017) that dots the Valley with site-specific artworks, sculptures & billboards.

DESERT X® IS PRODUCED BY DESERT BIENNIAL, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT 501(C)(3) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN 2015 TO BRING THE FINEST INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS TO THE COACHELLA VALLEY TO CREATE ART, ENGAGE VIEWERS, AND FOCUS ATTENTION ON THE VALLEY'S ENVIRONMENT

— ITS NATURAL WONDERS AS WELL AS SOCIO-POLITICAL-ECONOMIC ISSUES
THAT MAKE IT VIBRANT, CURIOUS, AND EXCITING.”
http://www.desertx.org

SPECTER by Sterling Ruby. Located in Whitewater, CA

SPECTER by Sterling Ruby. Located in Whitewater, CA

LOVER’S RAINBOW by Pia Camil. Rancho Mirage, CA

LOVER’S RAINBOW by Pia Camil. Rancho Mirage, CA

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WESTERN FLAG by John Gerrard. Palm Springs, CA

Modernism Houses

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.

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Cabazon Dinosaurs & Idyllwild, CA

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.

Burlington, Vermont photos

I took a quick trip to Burlington, VT. Took some photos of Lake Champlain/Adirondacks, Church Street (First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House), Downtown Burlington (No Pulp), and North Burlington (handball court). It's beautiful this time of year!

Palm Springs Modernism Design Expo Recap

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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.

 

Signage Project Prep

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!

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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.