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Coming Soon! Joyland Toyland --> 09/20/19 @ Walter Art Gallery by Catherine Slye

Yay! It’s finally here!

JOYLAND TOYLAND opens September 20th at Walter Art Gallery, 6425 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ. Reception 6:30-9:00pm, See you soon! Showing 38 pieces, plus Polaroids and THE TOYS! The prints are unframed archival quality fine art prints, sizes range from 5x7 up to 36x36, for preorders, please contact Walter Art Gallery. Show runs 9/20 - 10/18. Questions? Please inquire.

Gallery here >> | Project Statement here >>

Sylvester and sibling.

Sylvester and sibling.

12th and Final Lunar Landscape by Catherine Slye

12/22/18 Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, PHX, AZ

12/22/18 Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, PHX, AZ

December 22, 2018 marked the final full moon of 2018, and the 12th and final Lunar Landscape session. I started 12/3/17 at Dreamy Draw, on a whim, to catch the full moon rise and from there the concept of the Lunar Landscapes series arose. I wanted to focus on capturing the moon just as it crested the desert landscape and the landscape by full moonlight. After 12 outings, I confirmed this about myself, while I like parameters - self-imposed outlines of what a series is and what a series isn’t, I’m not a fan of a timed deadline. Lunar Landscapes can only happen within seconds on a particular date about once a month, there’s one chance and if I miss it, wait another 30 days. Such an odd sensation of imbalance for me. Once I’m in the desert I felt I was exactly where I needed to be, but the rush to get there, then the lag of time waiting for the next one made me feel lopsided and wishing for the end. And now it’s here. I expect I’ll go back to these spots with a modified set of parameters.

Dates and locations: 12/03/17 Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, 01/01/18 Papago Park, 01/31/18 Carefree Ranch, 03/02/18 South Mountain, 04/29/18 Picket Post Mountain, 05/29/18 South Mountain, 06/27/18 Sonoran Park Preserve, 07/27/18 Phoenix Mountain Preserve, 08/26/18 North Mountain, 10/24/18 South Mountain, 11/22/18 Lost Dutchman State Park and 12/22/18 Dreamy Draw Recreation Area. In dated order below:

I'd like to thank the folks that joined me on my LL adventures, you know who you are :) Your enthusiasm, support and participation in this project is much appreciated. <3

Moving onward, 2019 has so much in store, I cannot wait for new projects to begin! Happy New Year!

All images (c) Catherine Slye, 2018.

Joyland Toyland by Catherine Slye

I love small things, even better if they are vintage small things. Plus vibrant color and the tiniest of details. This series is all those things - I can't tell you how much fun it is - the treasure hunting to find just the right toy, the shoots with tiny Lume Cube lights and Roscolux filters in my tiny photo studio. Tiny! 


Most of my other series' are serious, perhaps even a little somber. I wanted to work on something bright and fun, and joyful. And make those images be available for purchase quickly and inexpensively. 


I selected BayPhoto as my on demand printer, they offer "Dream Prints" in Deep Matte - by far the best inkjet print I've seen and touched. After two rounds of test prints, I feel I have it dialed in and am now waiting on final sized prints to arrive this week.


I'm starting with 8" x 10" prints, five different images of the dog and two of the elephant, I'll have them up for sale on my site soon, around $50 and up, depending on chosen shipping method and image size - 12" x 12" and 12" x 18" will be available too. More toys coming as soon as I can find them! Whee!