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The wind makes a wonderful dance partner, as Terry Hastings discovered when he began to shoot in the Palm Springs desert. Read more below.
Terry Hastings discovered photography after years in the theater and performing arts. He may have previously directed performers onstage into great configurations and stage pictures, he now collaborates with the four elements: Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire.
In the Fall of 2009 Terry moved to Palm Springs from Minneapolis. He was immediately taken with his surroundings both geographical and societal. He found this place to be a dichotomy of people: one set basking in a verdant oasis and the other set struggling in a city that was barren and dry.
Terry's first geographic adventure was out to the sand dunes just north of Palm Springs. You can see them just off the highway to your right, as you enter from Los Angeles, this little pile of sand as if the mountain split a seam. Terry grabbed his camera, a model, and 15 yards of fabric he just happened to have lying around, and set out on his adventure. The wind makes a wonderful dance partner and Terry snapped shots capturing the beauty created by model, fabric, and wind. Sometimes the wind blows off the mountain, sometimes it blows into the mountain, and on those most special of days, it blows straight up to the sky!
Terry prints his photographs on metal and they are available at a reasonable price through his web site.
Hastings has shown with:
Palm Springs Art Museum
Riverside Art Museum
Santa Paula Art Museum
San Diego Art Institute: Baja Biennial
Gallery 140, Portland OR
Colliding Worlds Gallery, Cathedral City CA
ARTCore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles CA
Studios Channel Island, Camarillo, CA
Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Palm Springs CA
Joseph Wise Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
Art Resources Gallery, Minneapolis MN
Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Provincetown MA