High & Dry
High & Dry is writer/historian Christopher Langley and photographer Osceola Refetoff's long-term, cross-platform collaboration exploring the deserts of the American West and the people who live there. The West is part of America’s cultural DNA: an icon of hope and ambition. Against these grand ideas exists a patchwork of struggling communities, dreamers, dropouts, and compounds scattered across vast open spaces. Balancing images, words, the personal, and the historic, High & Dry focuses on the remnants and the future of human activity across these lands, cognizant that they will become increasingly dominated my immense wind and solar arrays.To explore more High & Dry: dispatches from the land of little rain, visit desertdispatches.com.
High & Dry: Interpreting the California Desert Landscape With Patricia Chidlaw
High & Dry: Interpreting the California Desert Landscape With Patricia Chidlaw
Unbeknownst to each other, L.A. photographer Osceola Refetoff and Santa Barbara realist painter Patricia Chidlaw were interpreting the same landscapes over the last five years.
High & Dry: Through a Window Darkly
High & Dry: Through a Window Darkly
High & Dry explores what a window -- as seen through the lens of a camera -- can relate to a viewer about memory and time.
Emerald City of the Salts
Emerald City of the Salts
At 100 years old, the severely rural desert town of Trona, CA, is dying. It is a dystopian Emerald City on the shore of a dry lake 'at the end of the world.'
Water Extremes: Too Little; Too Much; Too Slow; Too Fast
Water Extremes: Too Little; Too Much; Too Slow; Too Fast
From stampeding thunderstorms and epic flash floods to virga, the rain that never falls to earth, some remarkable tales of desert precipitation.
William 'Burro' Schmidt and His Tunnel to Nowhere
William 'Burro' Schmidt and His Tunnel to Nowhere
High & Dry explores prospector William "Burro" Schmidt's half-mile long tunnel in Last Chance Canyon in the Mojave Desert. Schmidt spent thirty-two years single-handedly drilling his tunnel through solid granite.
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