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


June 1, 2018

Desert Companion Magazine Of Nevada Public Radio; The Photo Issue, June 2018

Focus On Nevada, Sixth Annual Showcase

Two of my pictures were chosen to be included in this traveling exhibit first showing at the Historic Fifth Street School in Las Vegas until June 15. One of them is printed in Desert Companion's 2018 Photo Issue.

Diptych: After The Snow Melts, Mount Charleston 

After The Flash Flood

May 11, 2018

Orange



It was one of those days when it feels like a particular color is following you around.

April 6, 2018

Relentless Desert Sun


Two Phases of the Cholla Cactus, Sun Pounding Down
In Bloom and Skeleton 
Mojave Desert

March 31, 2018

The Desert Begins with Creosote



"Most species have well-defined areas of growth, the best index the voiceless land can give the traveler of his whereabouts. If you have any doubt about it, know that the desert begins with the creosote. This immortal shrub spreads down into Death Valley and up to the lower timberline, odorous and medicinal as you might guess from the name, wandlike, with shining fretted foliage."

-From The Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin, 1903

January 9, 2018