Abandoned Salton Sea: Dystopian Panoramas presents a journey into this unique Southern California region.
An initial glimpse of the Salton Sea and its environs is a surreal experience—the landscape is at once unfamiliar, deserted, dramatic, silent, dystopian. All of us are fascinated by hidden stories, and there are thousands of veiled tales of loss tucked within the Salton Sea footprint.
The Salton Sea panorama shrieks for a mitigation lifeline to halt the escalating ecological damage cloaking this region. Mother Nature, nevertheless, still manifests technicolor displays of spectacular sunrises and sunsets—as if she must open her paint box and decorate the sky with a riot of color as overcompensation for environmental folly.
Ghost-like towns, some unconventional artistic and off-the-grid enclaves; the dramatic morning and evening atmospheric canvases, nature’s last gasps; and beaches blanketed with pulverized fish bones and the detritus of once vibrant communities are some of the cautionary and curious tales presented within this Salton Sea collection.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Cindy Vasko was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and resides in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to turning her photography hobby into a vocation, Cindy was an advertising director for a Fortune 200 company, and recently left her fifteen-year position as the publications manager of a large Virginia construction law firm. While Cindy enjoys partaking in all photography genres, and is a multi-faceted photographer, she has a passion for abandoned site photography. Cindy is an award-winning photographer and her works have been featured in many gallery exhibitions, including galleries in New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Paris, France.