THE HIGH DESERT
Fine art photographs of the Mojave Desert wilderness in Southern California
by RON RESNICK
This book is the culmination of 4 years of photographic work in the Mojave desert. It takes it's inspiration from the intense beauty and vast expanses of California's most fragile and endangered native habitat to tell a personal story of my connection and love of this land.
Through this book, I can only hope that others will see and feel the subtle and very real beauty of the high desert and be inspired to visit and to help protect and preserve this most unique and specific of California places.
Pictorialist photographer Ron Resnick began photographing while studying film and art history at San Francisco State University. After spending a dozen years as a film editor, he took up photography again in 2002. That same year he saw an exhibition at the Getty Center of nineteenth century French photographer Gustave Le Gray. He had admired Stieglitz and the Photo-Secessionists, but was so taken by Le Gray's large scale landscapes that he decided then and there to forge a new style in the pictorialist tradition. Pictorialism has a long and storied history in California that he hopes to revive and carry on in his work. His subject matter is the vast California wilderness, and especially the beautiful but fragile Mojave Desert. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and resides in Altadena, California at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains. His website is www.blurrylens.com