The guy reached up like this and I instinctively photographed it. There’s a reference to the American flag there, I guess.’ Photograph: Gregory Halpern / Webber Gallery Space
In California, there is an element of dread that makes you feel the whole place could be on the edge of extinction. That’s there in the city but in the natural world, too. The constant threat of fire and the attendant lack of water is another example of the strange extremity of the place.’ Photograph: Gregory Halpern / Webber Gallery Space
This is a beautiful article on Gregory Halpern’s photo book, featuring images shot right here in Southern California/San Bernardino County. When photographer Gregory Halpern received a Guggenheim grant in 2014, he migrated from Upstate New York to Los Angeles, and spent a year photographing the landscape. Those photographs are collected in his new book, “ZZYZX.” And the title is just as mysterious as the images themselves. Although they were all taken in real places around the area, the photographs feel almost otherworldly.