Thursdays by the Sea

This project documents an area of California surrounding an expanse of water known as the Salton Sea. It is the second lowest point below sea level in America next to Death Valley and equally as hot reaching well over 100 degrees in the summer time. The Sea itself is actually a lake and a man made one at that created by a flood from the Colorado River due to poor engineering. The area was once considered the Riviera of the West in the sixties and was popular for water sports, outdoor activities and casinos. Although this area has lay in decay for some years there is still a community here along with new housing developments and the offer of real estate. I made trips to ‘The Salton’ every Thursday for twelve months in between 2004 and 2005. A decade later I began my trips to the sea again visiting as often as possible.