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Welcome to East Jesus
Nov 16th 2019

Welcome to East Jesus

We're back in Slab City (The Last Free Place), and it has changed dramatically. Our last visit was in May, before the summer heat, when the population — ever fluid — was thinning. Now, in October, the snowbirds are arriving, and ironically, it's…

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Slab City's Home for Abandoned Teddy Bears
Aug 18th 2019

Slab City's Home for Abandoned Teddy Bears

Slab City, located in the Sonoran Desert between Palm Springs and the Mexican border, sits at the edge of civilization. Built as Fort Dunlap Marine training base during WWII, probably because of its isolation, the base was eventually decommissi…

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Driving to the Top of the World
Jun 26th 2019

Driving to the Top of the World

It's dark when I start driving from Boulder, Colorado, up the canyon on my way to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. I'm off to photograph the top of the world. It's hard to see the hungry elk that sometime graze along the side of th…

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Thousand Palms Oasis
May 20th 2019

Thousand Palms Oasis

It's 6:30 am and I'm on my way to Thousand Palms Oasis and Nature Preserve, east of Palm Springs. I want to get there by 7:00, when the gates open, before the spring-break crowds descend around 10:00. I'm driving on Ramon Avenue into the rising…

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California Sunsets
Mar 24th 2019

California Sunsets

When I'm photographing for my Liquid Abstracts series, I also document each day on the beach from sunrise to sunset. I can't often witness the actual sunrise because of the high cliffs beside the beach, but I'm there when the sun first peeks…

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Rock On!
Jan 13th 2019

Rock On!

The rock artist’s outdoor studio is an otherworldly arena of huge boulders sculpted with curves, negative space, polished polka dots and radical shapes. Alien figures and faces stand guard inside the chain-linked perimeter. At the entrance on the…

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