48 Hours in the Southern California Desert

During a few free days that I had between my old and new job, I headed out to the desert around Palm Springs, Calif. with friend and fellow photographer Stuart Palley. Our only goal was to get out of Los Angeles, have a bit of an adventure and take lots of photos. We spent the better part of two days exploring the desert around Joshua Tree National Park north of Palm Springs as well as the Salton Sea south of Palm Springs.

The following photos are just some of the people, places and random desert findings that we encountered along the way:

Upside down Joshua Tree art in the desert of Yucca Valley California

Art in the desert in Yucca Valley California

Interior of Salvation Mountain near Slab City California

Salvation Mountain with stars at night, Slab City California

Moon and stars above truck at Salvation Mountain Slab City California

Pool tables at Pappy and Harriets bar in Yucca Valley California.

Bombay Beach, Salton Sea resident Deno

Bombay Beach, Salton Sea resident Deno

Bombay Beach, Salton Sea resident Deno“People think there is no life in the desert,” said longtime Bombay Beach resident Deno, who lives next to the Salton Sea. “There is plenty of life in the desert.”

Winding road highway 74 above Palm Desert California

One Response to “48 Hours in the Southern California Desert”

  1. Jordan says:

    I really love your work, man. You are really talented. Truly a great eye.

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