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: Dark Desert Highway
High & Dry: Dark Desert Highway
The Eagles made the term "dark desert highway" iconic. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry examine observing the California desert as a changing series of landscapes when traveling by road vs. experiencing the land outside of a moving vehicle with all senses engaged.
High & Dry: The Hundred Names of the Desert Wind
High & Dry: The Hundred Names of the Desert Wind
There are many names people in the desert lands around the world have for their constant companion: the wind.
High & Dry: Caretaking the Ghosts of Cerro Gordo
High & Dry: Caretaking the Ghosts of Cerro Gordo
In Cerro Gordo, a deserted mining camp in the Sierra Nevadas that dates back to the mid 1870's, the howling spirits of the past continue to haunt the living.
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.
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