Navis x Mojave

Posted by Scott

The always great Tim Navis updates from the Mojave Desert with some striking images. These would be great on the wall at large scale.

Tim Navis

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Philip says:

May 16, 2011 at 5:39 am

Scott, thank you so much for frequently showcasing Navis on this site. I would have never known about him. Inspirational. Now finish your album already. Jesus.


Scott says:

May 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

thanks, no problem. the album is done and the release date is set. will be announcing details here soon.


Scott says:

May 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Wow, these are incredible.

Random – I was just visiting this area during 4WD trip across the old Mojave road. These dunes are stunning. Definitely worth checking out if you are nearby.


captcha says:

May 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm

beautiful photos
however, i think it’s about time to get over with vintage photo effect and move on


Scott says:

May 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I’m not really seeing the “vintage effect” you’re referring to. On the contrary, a lot of Tim’s work feels almost futuristic to me to me.


captcha says:

May 17, 2011 at 7:45 am

Vintage, retro, futuristic… You can call it whatever you like. I’m talking about color style which is way overused. That is the problem with www. Waves of trends are bigger and bigger and moving faster than ever.


NAVIS says:

May 17, 2011 at 11:19 am

Thanks all! If any of you ever get a chance to drive out to the Mojave, check out the Kelso Dunes. The third tallest dune in the state is there and the dunes are also like 1 of 35 places in the world where there is “booming dunes”. It’s the weirdest thing listening to a booming dune. It sounds like a low flying airplane. When I first heard it, I looked up looking for an airplane. But I have to say, running down a giant sand dune is insanely fun!

Captcha – can’t win em all. :) If anything, I was influenced by a heavy amount of Dean Martin, Ernest Tubb and Buck Owens on this trip.


Scott says:

May 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I see what you’re saying, I guess I just don’t see it as something being overused in general, just a reaction maybe to the coldness of digital images.

I know what you mean about the www phenomenon stuff, it’s a double edged sword. I think it’s great in how it can disseminate ideas quickly allowing everyone to sort of collaborate in a loose fashion, learning from each other. but yeah, it has the tendency to get out of hand too. at any rate, I’ll take the www with it’s flaws any day.


thesis says:

May 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm

i enjoy them the size they are on my laptop screen. i’d buy prints if they were made small (inexpensive).


Austin says:

May 21, 2011 at 7:25 am

word scott. i think it’s totally a reaction to the coldness of digital images. we now notice the lack of life and beauty that was always in film photography. and that’s not just an infatuation with those effects, i think that’s a world-wide realization of how to capture a moment beautifully and authentically.