The Canyon Effect is a geographic narrative where Pacific cool and Mojave heat collide over the southern Sierra. The resulting moisture is quickly evaporated, except in the canyons where canopies of giant oak and sycamore shield against a relentless sun, giving life to the valley below.
Jeff Crandell was born in Bronxville New York in 1954. He studied communications at American University in Washington D.C. and film at the New School in New York.
Jeff's primary occupation for 30 years is as a scout and location manager for the film and television industry.Jeff's network TV credits include CSI: Miami, Medium, and The West Wing. In addition Jeff has scouted and been location manager on dozens of feature films, commercials, and music videos. He is currently developing two limited run series "The Boulevard" and "The Ballade of Mary Reede" for cable television. In 2006 Jeff executive produced the award winning comedy short film “Til Death”.
Jeff’s photographs were included in two group exhibits sponsored by the Location Managers Guild of America: “In the Zone” at the Pacific Design Center in 2003, and “Concentric Circles” at the Beady Minces Gallery in Venice in 2008.
In 2011 The Rose Café/Gallery in Venice CA exhibited “Elements/Winning Sky” the first in a series of Southern California landscapes.
In March of 2012 “Elements/Seascapes” was shown at the G2 Gallery/Venice CA. A podcast interview hosted by G2 gallery’s Jared Nigro interviewing Jeff can be heard at http://www.theg2gallery.com/podcasts.html (air date 1/3/2012.
In August of 2012 images from the series “Sunbathed” were included in the Rose Gallery’s exhibit “The Neighborhood: Venice & Santa Monica”.
A portfolio of Jeff's landscapes, seascapes and abstract images will be featured at 99 High Tide Gallery in Malibu CA in August 2017.
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