The Silver Lake Art Collective

A Reservoir of Artistic Diversity in Los Angeles

Dune Dream #2 - Death Valley - California

Jerry de Wilde


In the mid sixties I had the good fortune to assist photographer Robert Frank on some of his film projects and was inspired by him to travel the country and document the Counter Culture of the 1960's and early 1970's.  In the mid 1970's I began a 30 year career shooting production stills and specialty photography on films and TV commercials.  In the late 1980's I became engrossed in photographing and printing archival large and medium format black and white abstract landscapes shot mostly in the American Southwest and Scotland.  In 1992 I was invited to be an associate professor of fine art photography at Woodbury University where I taught for 7 years.