It's clear from her work, that she has an eye for people and nature. She lives in Joshua Tree CA, where the vistas are photogenic both day and night. Along with her dynamic nature portfolio, Sandra has a been a favorite photographer of the entertainers in the Coachella Valley. Sandra's keen eye, and magical sense of timing is apparent in all of her works. From Rock and Roll stars to the Milky Way, Sandra is one of the up and coming stars of photography. ~Tim Slaven
"Joshua Tree, Covington Flats"
Take Heart is a website dedicated to living from my heart. It’s about creating with dignity, integrity and a higher purpose. That purpose is to focus light in areas that both interest me and helps me grow and expand. I’m interested in areas of human relationships, portraits, animals, family, community and simply taking pictures of the world around me. If the piece I’m working on moves me and keeps me interested then I want to share it with others.
Joshua Tree, California
'Rocket' A series of Rock Studies in Joshua Tree National Park.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area., I am a Desert Landscape Photographer living in Joshua Tree, California. Through my work I try to see the 'familiar' in a new light.
Joshua Tree, California
"Color after an August Rain"
Casey Kiernan is an award winning Photographer / Filmmaker who lives in Joshua Tree. His works have appeared in numerous print magazines and his Timelapse films have won numerous Film Festival awards around the country.
Casey's iamges are available at the Joshua Tree Farmers Market.
"Council of Rocks"
For me, black and white photography is an exciting medium that I use to create evocative images. I first learned this art form in the 1970s by studying the masters — Ansel Adams, Minor White, Paul Caponigro, Edward Weston, and Bret Weston.
My goal is to show a view something that hasn’t been seen before or that can't quite be explained. I am especially inspired by the majesty and mystery of California’s deserts, the Eastern Sierra, and the rockscapes of Joshua Tree National Park.
Yucca Valley, California
Diane Best was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied in the San Francisco area (Stanford University, San Francisco Art Institute), before moving south to Los Angeles. There, she did commercial artwork for the entertainment industry and commissioned portraits, while pursuing and showing her original work.
He sees with clear eyes
takes his pictures with his soul
truth shines through the lens
... Haiku by Jewels Nation
Pushing the shutter release is what frees my creative spirit to soar. My candid images as well as, of those performing on stage, are what I see. Which is beauty, everywhere I go, I capture folk's unique expressions of the sheer joy of living life, at these festivals (Joshua Tree Music Festival, Bhakti Fest, etc.) and special events; as examples of what the real world and humanity, could be.
Event and portrait photography are my specialities. Published and featured in Miss Vogue UK, several band album jackets, EP's, etc.
Patricia Knight is a professional photographer based in Joshua Tree, CA. Native to California, Patricia grew up in Orange County. She moved to the desert in 1995 to raise her daughter as a widowed mother. Trained through the New York Institute of Photography and Fashion Institute of Design (FIDM), her love for interior/digital/media arts grew. These interests–visual media and nature–came together for her and she carries out her passion capturing the unique landscape of Joshua Tree National Park.
STATEMENT: My inspiration comes from nature, as it is my muse. It reminds me to slow down. Standing amongst the open quietness of the desert, I able to listen to my inner voice that all too often becomes muted when life pulls me in so many directions. With each photograph, the natural elements of color, shape, and motion begin to stir deeper feelings. Time stops, and in that moment I am not only a mother, wife, teacher, and photographer -- I am free. With my camera in hand, there are no limits and I become lost in its physical meditation. The desert is freedom; peaceful, spiritual and healing all at the same time.
Joshua Tree, California
A newspaper reporter once described my work as "Vivid nature photography". Ok, I'll buy that but I also enjoy shooting unusual desert scenes, street scenes, informal portraits and anything interesting but overlooked.
Morongo Valley, California
760 401 9997
"Salton Sea from Keys View"
To me this is about more than just photography. It's about a passion for creating stunning images, traveling to interesting places, mastering printmaking, and for making my own solid hardwood frames.
Of course one doesn't need all these ingredients to be a good photographer. It's possible to farm out your printmaking to a lab and to just purchase ready made frames. And I have certainly done this in the past.
But in my quest for a really integrated approach, I have found it absolutely necessary to make my own prints, and moreover my own frames. The reason is simple: I want to create the best finished art pieces that I can possibly make.
Tammy Romatko's journey into photography began at an early age when she was given a camera to "play" with. Since then, her abilities, education and love of photographic art have increased. She especially enjoys and specializes in action, animal and landscape photography.
Yucca Valley, California
"Joshua Tree Autumn"
After retiring from professional careers in technology and music production, Erick Johnson turned to one of his long lost loves, photography, as a hobby. He first learned skills as the photo editor of his high school newspaper. He put down the film camera for more than 20 years while working in technology.
After being diagnosed with a debilitating brain tumor, he rediscovered photography as an exhilarating creative outlet. He left the old days of film behind and moved into the 21st century, now shooting fully digital. Erick takes every opportunity to go out into nature and capture the essence, mood and lighting of the location. By sharing with you this “hobby gone wild” his hope is that you will pause a few moments to allow your own imagination to expand - running wild - through the images produced by Erick Johnson.
Photographer, Mixed Media and Installation Artist
Sant Khalsa’s artwork develops from her inquiry into the nature of place and critical environmental and societal issues. Her works have been shown internationally in over 150 exhibitions and are found in museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Nevada Museum of Art, and UCR/California Museum of Photography. Khalsa is a recipient of fellowships, awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, California Council for the Humanities and others. She is Professor of Art, Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino.
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