When Terry was 4

he came down the stairs with an encyclopedia opened to a page with music notes on them and asked his mother what they sounded like.  His parents went out and bought him a piano and piano lessons.

     And then drumming lessons for band.

   And then voice lessons for choir

  and then speech

and then paint...


Eventually Terry bought his own stuff and ended up with a degree in Theatre (go figure).


In May 2003, Terry opened up "Identity Fashions" a custom-designed clothing store in Minneapolis with then partner and designer Yani Santos.  They needed a website and photos to show off all the original work.  The cost of photographers, film and developing was too much and Terry said "Fuck It, I can do this myself."  He went out and bought a Sony Cyber Shot and "did it himself".


He's upgraded his camera a few times since then.

Hastings discovered photography after years in the theater and performing arts. Wherein he may have previously directed performers onstage in to great configurations and stage pictures, he now collaborates with the four elements Wind, Water, Earth and Fire at play and frames them in to his photographic work in pursuit of truth and reality. 

Books Published:

Palm Springs Pool Boy

     July 2019


     October 2017

Pool Dreams

     March 2016


     November 2015


     April 2015

Bella Donna

     May 2007

Past Shows:

Palm Springs Art Museum

     Artist Council Exhibit 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

      Stephen Baumbach Achievement in Photography 2018

      Preston Ormsby Award BEST IN SHOW 2017


The Galen Art Museum Palm Desert, CA

    Artist Council Exhibit 2019

Southern California/Baja Biennial 2017

      San Diego Art Institute

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

     Biennial Honorable Mention

Santa Paula Museum, Santa Paula, CA

   Nov. 2016 - Feb. 2017

Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

     December 2013

LA ArtCore Brewery Annex Los Angeles, CA

     Feb. 2018 Honorable Mention  

     Feb. 2017, July 2017 Crowd Favorite Award

Desert Art Center, Palm Springs, CA

     Feb. 2017 Commissioner Award

     Feb. 2018

St. Paul Art Crawl, St. Paul MN

     Fall 2016, April 2017 Media Award, Fall 2017

DAB Art, Ventura Ca

     Summer 2018

Seattle Erotic Art Fair Seattle, WA

      April 2017

St. Tammany LA

     July 2017

Hilton Head Biennale, Hilton Head, SC

     May 2017

Gallery 114 - Portland, OR

   Jan. 2017

Nude Nite, Orlando & Tampa FL

     Feb. 2017

Fusion Gallery, Palm Springs

       Second Place "Color" contest

Studio Channel Islands - Abundance

      THIRD PLACE Oct. 2016

UC Riverside - Palm Desert

     PSAM AC March 2016, 2017

Barracks Art Show, Cathedral City, CA

     BEST IN SHOW, September 2015

Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Provincetown, MA

     April - October 2015

Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

     February 2013 - May 2015

Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA

     June 2015, June 2014, December 2013

Archangel Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

     One Shot May

UC Riverside -Palm Desert

     DEEP  (Two person show) April 2015

     Shifting Sands (Two person show) October 2014

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

     February 2015

Art Resources Gallery, Minneapolis, Edina

     July 2013 - August 2015

Jospeh Wise Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

     October 2013 - May 2014

Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm Springs

     November 2011 - February 2013

Speaking Engagements:

Palm Springs Art Museum -

    Art and the Internet - Spring 2018, Fall 2017

     Water - October 2015

Janssen ArtSpace Palm Springs

     The Planets - November 2019

Palm Springs Writers Guild -

    Social Media and the Artist

UCR- Palm Desert -

     A Decade in the Desert - October 2019

     Art and the Internet - March 2017

      Judge and Jury - April 2017

Sun City Photography Club

     March 2016

Sun City Hiking Club

     March 2015

Crafton Hills College

    November 2014, 2015

Articles, Photos and Interviews:

Palm Springs Arts Patron Magazine

     Winter 2015 Spring 2016

Desert Outlook Magazine

     June 2015 cover

The Desert Sun cover of Arts and Culture section 

     Sunday May 3, 2015

CV Weekly

     October 16, 2015, October 2017

The Sand Canyon Review

      2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Artist Council Exhibition Catalog

     2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Colliding Worlds Radio

     May 2013, Oct 2014, Nov 2015, July 2016

Design Design December 2012

iFitness Singapore April 2014

My CITY Everyday August 2013 cover

LIVE Magazine August 2013

Desert Outlook November 2012

Desert Star August 30 2012

Desert Outlook Summer 2012

Colliding Worlds Video November 2012

InStyle Magazine October 2008

Huffington Post  April 2012, 2013

numerous Coachella Valley News and information spots.

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To see Terry's professional Magazine, Event, Real Estate, and Wedding work go to www.MrTerryHastings.com.

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