In March 2010, four of the Maverick Photographers traveled to the Salton Sea in Southern California. This “accidental lake” was created over 100 years ago and is home to millions of birds, tilapia and barnacles. Plagued by constant evaporation, the sea is more saline than the Pacific Ocean and suffers a myriad of environmental problems. A celebrity recreation destination in the mid-20th century, the changing sea level and waning popularity have left a variety of abandoned dwellings and undeveloped subdivisions. Today, a unique breed of individuals choose to live in this isolated and quirky environment.
The photographers are: Brian, Maki, Sevtap and Annette.