100 DEGREES IN OCTOBER

October 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

100 DEGREES IN OCTOBER

 

It's been a long, hot, busy season. Having survived the blood supermoon eclipse, I'm looking forward to getting back to some more desert field work.

 

Compass Magazine - Osceola Refetoff: The Authentic Character of Things as They AreCompass Magazine – Cover Story – Summer 2015Cover story by Shana Nys Dambrot – LINK TO ARTICLE
Photo: Dead Tree, Nests & Thermal Plants – Salton Sea, California – 2014
Compass Magazine - Osceola Refetoff: The Authentic Character of Things as They AreCompass Magazine – "Martini Shot" – Summer 2015Photo: Sky, Whitecaps, Earth, Halobacteria – Salton Sea, California – 2014

 

Just in time for Halloween, COMPASS MAGAZINE spotlights two haunting photographs of the Salton Sea on their cover and the last page "Martini Shot" (movie production lingo for final shot of the day). Osceola Refetoff: The Authentic Character of Things as They Are explores how my concurrent careers as a location scout and fine art photographer inform the way I translate the world into images that efficiently communicate a story of place.

 

Boom: a Journal of California - Framing the Desert - Summer 2015Boom: a Journal of California – Framing the Desert – Summer 2015by Christopher Langley, photos by Osceola Refetoff – LINK TO ARTICLE
Photo: Desert Kitchen – Cinco, California – 2010

 

Framing the Desert is featured in the current Boom: A Journal of California. LA Times book critic David L. Ulin says, "Boom is a long overdue addition to the conversation regarding the state and its cultural life." In the article, my High & Dry collaborator, Christopher Langley, explores how the "window" functions in my photography as not only a literal/architectural, but also as an optical/aesthetic and narrative/symbolic structure in framing the story of our desert landscapes.

 

Julie & Mita – Arena Blanca, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea – 2011Julie & Mita – Arena Blanca, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea – 2011First printed: 2015

Shot on assignment in Equatorial Guinea, considered one of Africa's most notorious pariah states.
Julie & Mita - Arena Blanca, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea

 

Saturday, October 3, Fashionistas Fight Back! opens at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art with this image shot on assignment in Equatorial Guinea. One of the world's most notorious pariah states, few images of the country are seen in the West, especially a candid image like this one, on exhibit for the first time in the U.S.

 

 

The Cloud that Followed Me Home – Garlock, California – 2011The Cloud that Followed Me Home – Garlock, California – 2011First printed: 2015

The Cloud that Followed Me Home - Garlock, CA - 2011

 

Then Saturday, October 10, my SOLO SHOW Chasing Pavement opens at the Inglewood Public Library in conjunction with their 75th Anniversary Art Day Celebration of Helen Lundeberg's epic WPA mural The History of Transportation. Festivities kick off at 1pm, ending with a free jazz concert on the front lawn at 3:45pm. The exhibition is on view October 3 – November 2.

 

So stay cool. There's plenty more good stuff coming up this fall...

 

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