When a 13-acre landslide dropped from the water-logged mountains of the south, the Big Sur area became inaccessible by road. It would be more than a year before Highway 1, lifeline to the community, could reopen for traffic. When the road was blocked Kirk Crippens and former resident Torre McQueen went to Big Sur. The photographs Kirk made of the landscape show the peace and quiet, the destruction, and the beauty. His portraits of Big Sur residents reflect the resilience, self-sufficiency and attitude that life, work and art will continue through it all.
“Big Sur has a climate all its own and a character all its own. It is a region where extremes meet, a region where one is always conscious of weather, of space, of grandeur, and of eloquent silence.”
Design: Victor Levie, LevievanderMeer
Format: 30 x 31.5 cm
80 pages with 44 images in full colour