Another Time Another Life
These photographs seem like they are from another time, another life. You get so old you can't believe that was you 30 or 40 years ago. The reason for this retrospection? I've been scanning old negatives. It's brought me back to the 80's and 90's when I was a full-time professor and an 8 x 10 photographer.
These washed out and somewhat pink landscapes of the mountains behind Malibu, California are this photographer's effort to describe what it feels like to be driving through the canyons on a midday in midweek, with the sun at full force, no wind, the ground cover bleached out, the soil like dusty and like chalk; a somewhat apocalyptic view of a place no doubt influenced by my aerially photographing wildfire damage a few days earlier up the coast in Ventura.
A Photo Scandal
I am writing this at a time when the news recently broke about the photographer Nick Nixon's early retirement from his professorship at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in early March, amid accusations of "inappropriate behavior". An investigation is underway.
Pinnacles National Park is in Paicines, California, about 1 1/2 hours south of San Jose.