February 1, 2019

Canyon Grape

Canyon Grape, Vitis arizonica.

Indigenous to the Southwest and Mexico, it thrives in deserts near springs and riparian zones especially within canyons. In the Mojave, it's a vibrant harbinger of oasis and reprieve in an otherwise parched place.

June 21, 2018

Mojave Desert Love; Summer Solstice 2018 (Some Kind Of Love)

You Got The Will Of A Wild Bird

You Got The Faith Of A Child
Before The World Gets In

You Got
Some Kind
Of Love

You Got The Soul Of A Truck
On A Long Distance Haul

You Got The Grace Of The Storm
In The Desert

You Got
Some Kind
Of Love

You Got Some Kind
You Got Some Kind

You Got Some Kind Of Love

-The Killers, Las Vegas

June 11, 2018

Springtime, Mojave Desert; Desiccating Pool Of Water

I made this picture in April, it's included in this wonderful exhibit. View or purchase the exhibition catalogue here, cover image by Brad Patocka: http://www.blurb.com/b/8785179-black-white-2018-hardcover-imagewrap 

What: PhotoPlace Gallery's Black & White 2018 Juried Exhibition
When: June 27 – July 28, 2018 (No Reception) 
Where: 3 Park Street, Middlebury Vermont 05753

Juror’s Statement

Mysterious, intense, timeless, at times nostalgic, black and white photography is, to me, magical. These images remind me of why I fell in love with photography in the first place.

As a curator, I am intrigued by images with fresh ideas and vision. But as a photographer who loves black and white photography and who has spent a lot of time in the darkroom, I am drawn to both powerful contrasts and nuanced greys.

As a result, my selection for this exhibition is subjective and undeniably emotional. I wanted to showcase the vast range of possibilities that black and white photography offers, from images inspired by the pioneers of photography to fresh interpretations that digital techniques allow.

Jurying this black and white exhibition was a difficult but fascinating experience. Thank you for allowing me to discover so many incredible images. I was captivated by the stories you had to tell, your unique point of view and your creative choices.

Sandrine Hermand-Grisel