Brian Marki Fine Art and Framing celebrated the desert image with The Desert Holds The Sky photography exhibition on opening night, Friday, April 10.
The show highlighted the works of three acclaimed photographers; featuring large format color work by Jaime Kowal, black and white photography by Axel Breutigam and monotone and color images by Gary Gardner.
Jaime Kowal’s 15-year career as a freelance photographer and multimedia producer has taken her to 23 countries spanning seven continents, providing travel and lifestyle imagery as a Creative Contributor for Getty Images as well as Wallpaper, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Oprah Winfrey Network and TIME.com.
Jaime shoots for clients such as Palm Springs Tourism, Palm Springs Life Magazine and Chris Pardo Design while also launching a number of projects including the boutique hotel, The Amado, Ernest Coffee and Bootlegger Tiki. Jaime was recently nominated by Palm Springs Life Magazine as a "40 under 40".
Axel Breutigam is a fine art photographer – a German-born Canadian who is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada but currently splits his time between Vancouver and Palm Springs.
Previously a lawyer and CPA by trade, Axel became a passionate photographer as a young man and studied photography with Alan Ross, the renowned black and white photographer and longtime Ansel Adams assistant, who is one of the few experts with a first-hand experience of Adams’ works.
Gary Gardner has always been a traveler. He roams extensively throughout the Intermountain West, as well as all over the US, Canada, and the UK for images. He makes his home in Seattle and Palm Springs.
Photography by Pat Krause