S A L T O N S E A // Shortly after I moved here, I took my first trip out to the Salton Sea in January 2014. I met a group of photographers and we caravanned around Salvation Mountain, East Jesus, the mud pots, and finally Bombay Beach. It is one of the most surreal places I have visited. I had actually been to Salvation Mountain in 2010 before I even lived here. I went back out to the Salton Sea just a few weeks ago and it was astonishing to see how the landscape has changed. If you scroll left you see a photo from 2014 in this same location. So much water has been lost. Now in its place are hipsters from LA showing their art and having parties in the desert. It was a real weird vibe and I wonder how the locals feel about it being so popular and well visited now.