The Photographic Art of
Quintessential Palm Springs
Terry Hastings is an artist of many talents. Growing up in Minnesota, he first started learning piano at the age of 5. And then drums and choir and speech. Eventually, he received a degree in Theatre from California University at Northridge. After many years in the theatre and taking weeks or even months to create a show, Terry desired something a bit more timely. He picked up the camera and started down this path of finding beauty in the world. In 2009, he moved to Palm Springs California, and everything changed. He was now in a climate where he could be outside nearly every day of the year. Without the need for studio lighting, he began to work almost exclusively with natural light.
Terry first made his way out to the desert, enjoying all that the new terrain inspired. Shortly thereafter, it became warmer, MUCH warmer, and thus the pool outside his door called to him and invited him in to create in the relaxed but magical atmosphere of the Southern California pool that had lured David Hockney, decades earlier. After a few years of exploring these genres, Terry wanted to create something a little more complex, perhaps a bit of "Culture". First following his favorite artist, Mr. Hockney, Terry started into the creation of the "joiners" or photo collages. Using hundreds of photos, Terry pieced together these images that contain the passing of time and movement. Terry's creativity led him to the late work of Henri Matisse and his "cut outs". Terry takes photos of his model in movement and then with photoshop cuts them out and turns them into solid colors with small details scratched in. He then creates a digital world for them to inhabit.
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