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
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.
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.
On a plane trip to/from Los Angeles, 2015. I always take the window seat and love to see what's below the belly of the beast.
Somewhere over Utah
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.
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Roeliff Jansen Park. Copake/Hillsdale, New York
Boats. Purr Fect.
Lifeguard Station, La Jolla, CA
Soccer, La Jolla style
A great turnout for the Master of Digital Photography Thesis Exhibition in NYC.
Staged Narrative workshop in the woods of Woodstock, NY.