$12 (1 hr)
Jim Riche and James Schnepf have both been photographing midcentury modern architecture in Palm Springs for over 12 years. They approach their projects from different angles but use architecture as both the inspiration and the core of their photographs. They will discuss how their different approaches have been influenced by midcentury modern design, whether taking abstracts, people, landscapes, or architecture. The talk will be accompanied by images from their current show at UCR Riverside campus in Palm Desert, “the Modernists – The Influence of Midcentury Modern Design on Photograph”. Free admission to this photography exhibition.
Jim Riche started as a design student and later switched his major to photography, so his approach to shooting has always been from a designer’s point of view. His work is open and spacious, following the midcentury concept of clean and simple: large spaces, bold colors and graphic compositions.
His love of architecture and his designer’s eye led him to partner with his wife Melissa Riche to create the book MOD MIRAGE: The Midcentury Architecture of Rancho Mirage, (pub. Gibbs Smith, August 2018).
James Schnepf has traveled the United States and the world for years making photographs for a long list of America’s top corporations, magazines, and design firms. His forte is capturing authentic portraits of people in their environments
Along with assignment work, he is always pursuing personal projects – his Palm Springs Project, which took four years to complete and celebrates the people behind the midcentury architecture and lifestyle in Palm Springs has resulted in the book PALM SPRINGS MODERN LIVING (pub. Gibbs Smith, March 2015).
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Ample free public parking is available. Enter at Hyatt on Palm Canyon Drive or in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
CAMP Theater, Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Jim Riche, James Schnepf
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