Sunday, 28 October 2012

Portraits and Voices of the Salton Sea update! and Volcanoes...?

My book is now available to purchase on Etsy:

Along with those prints and notecards I have been promoting.


in other news.... I have known about the old volcanoes at the Salton Sea (Obsidian, Red Hill, Rock Hill, Mullet island and that they were remnants of old vocanoes. I have also been several times to the amazing little mudpots (little volcanoes) which burp and splutter and spit and hiss and cough and have taken all my visitors (well the four I have had so far.....) to go see them - as they are something else.

This is what I just read today:

Click here for "Mystery of Salton Sea buttes solved; volcanoes now a worry"


Is a volcano eruption at the Salton Sea imminent?

We are right at the edge of the infamous San Andreas Faultline - it starts by Bombay Beach and there have been several earthquakes in nearby Brawley late August. The scientists and researchers are also now saying that the eggy rotten smell is not from the dead fish but instead from the now supposedly active volcanoes....


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Now! Available in my Etsy Shop!!


8x10 photos in 11x14 black mats!!

Of the lovely Salton Sea, located in Southern California!

A Lake in the Desert!

Rivers in the Skies 


Inlet at Red Hill Marina

No longer Here nor There

Let's Take to the Sky

Twice the Sky

And now for something a little different. 

Lastly, a dance photograph of the amazing dancer Lena. I will start expanding on my dance photograph collection and getting more of them printed up! So stay tuned!!!

A Crease in Time

All of my images can be custom ordered to different sizes/finishes, matted or un matted, framed or not, and stand out mounted. Get in touch with any questions!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Inlet at Red Hill Marina, Salton Sea over the years (well 2008-2012)

Inlet at the Red Hill Marina, Salton Sea

Amazing how fast it can all dissappear. Sure, to some extent all the water that evaporated was due to the heat and sun of the long hot summer, but even so. Look at how much dust is exposed to the air.
The first image was taken in 2008, the second in 2010 and the third one in 2012, not too long ago. Good to see that there was some water, there had been a few storms in that area over the summer, but not enough to counteract the trend of this lake drying up. Once that happens, be careful its going to be dusty down here. Oh and in Coachella Valley. And perhaps throughout the Inland Empire and Riverside? Maybe even LA. With the right wind conditions, anything is possible. Remember the  "Big Stench, Summer 2012, a mere month and a half ago. The link to the article - click here

Spring 2008

January 2010


October 2012

The Dock at the Red Hill Marina

March 2008

October 2008

October 2010

January 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012

For something a little different...

Here's a little Charleston surprise:

Just found the the tumblr blog from the local newspaper, the Desert Sun, reblogged my post and wrote:
Charleston+SaltonSea = Totally Random and Kind of Awesome


Also on a side note. I have been working on getting new note cards out. Am pretty much out of my last batch and decided to do more OneFishieTwoFishie cards. So here's a link to that!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

"Portraits and Voices of the Salton Sea" Book Signing event at the Del Mar Arts Center

Book signing event on the 9th of December from 3-6pm!!! In the spring of 2011, I concluded a portrait project photographing residents, visitors, workers, scientists, park rangers and environmentalists who work and/or live at the Salton Sea and interviewed them on their personal backgrounds and stories and on their hopes for the future of the Salton Sea and their fears. They share their stories and knowledge and give the reader an idea of the cultural, historical, environmental and natural aspects of this area.

Refreshments will be served.

Del Mar Arts Center 1555 Camino Del Mar Suite 112 [street level] Del Mar, CA 92014 Phone: 858-481-1678

And here the poster that will be up :-)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Bono Mack vs Ruiz: Congressional Debate - Salton Sea mentioned

Click here for link to newspaper article

Had a look at the comments and at the article. While the two candidates who are running for 36th Congressional District were asked a variety of questions not just on the Salton Sea, but also on Medicare, national debt and security, it appears that personal outlashes started by Bono Mack led the tone of the debate from beginning to end. She appeared mean spirited and "loony" and was more interested to personally attacking her opponent rather than taking on the issues at hand and responding to them in a comprehensible, ahem, adult, manner.

Personally: Good. If all the commentators are correct at the end of the article on the Desert Sun's website, then she will be out.

Everybody here in and around and all over the Sea is so sick and tired of all the BS that has come from and her leadership, because, at least in terms of the Salton Sea:

Nothing has Happened. 

Same old story.

Do read the comments at the end of the article on the Desert Sun: Every single one of them writes against Bono Mack. I don't think I have ever read so many comments that are so united in their opinion.

A good friend of mine came and visited (visitor number 2) and I took him on a tour around the Salton Sea during the short time that we had. Did manage to see quite a lot, but it was definately a drive-by.  I do think that to really enjoy it and the variety of things that you can see and do you need a minimum of three days.

Below a couple of photos.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Available to purchase!! "Portraits and Voices of the Salton Sea"

Portraits and Interviews with residents, workers, and conservationists!! All of whom live and or work at the Salton Sea. With stories to tell, anecdotes, environmental information to share, personal histories to relate and photos of them and of the landscapes that surround the Salton Sea.

Now available for Sale :-) $30! + Shipping! ($4 US, $14 International) Cheque, well-concealed cash and Paypal accepted: info (at)
Email/message me for any questions/comments/address to send cheque too!!

On the Friday, the 5th of October, I had an exhibition in Imperial at the Pioneers Museum, Southern California, and it made the press!!

Here is the link:

Imperial Valley Press

And another link to National Geographic for a very good article...

National Geographic Online Extra Feb 2005