Desert Magazine goes backstage at Palm Springs film festival

January 24th, 2014 | by Mary Silverman | Comments

FC_02DM14_FinalCoverIt has been my honor, and indeed my pleasure, for much of my career to tell the stories of some of Hollywood’s brightest stars including covering the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in the past. This year’s event marked the ninth year of Desert Magazine’s backstage portrait gallery, and it was a thrill to be a part of it for the first time.

It is truly exceptional that with festival board chairman Harold Matzner’s endorsement, this magazine is year after year given access to photograph the gala’s honorees in such an extraordinary way. Taili Song Roth has been doing the photography for us for six of those years now. She puts at ease the talented people who step before our lens, allowing them to work their magic to make it all look effortless.

On the red carpet for us again this year was photographer Lani Garfield, who with dexterous skill caught the arrivals. We’ve rounded up some of her top shots for a fun look at what was trending in fashion that night.

VIDEO: Taili Song Roth’s portraits from past fests on display at Archangel Gallery

BC_Patel_Pinnacle_pool_Reflection_1_FinalAlso in the February issue, we welcome writer Lawrence Karol to our pages with a story on a worldwide revolution in green architecture that Narendra Patel has been cultivating from his Rancho Mirage office. Karol tells his story through a look at one of the architect’s local masterpieces. To provide a lens through which we can view this example of his work, Patel provided us with photographs he commissioned from David Blank, a photographer who’s work will no doubt be recognizable to our regular readers.

And in our departments, Lea Goodsell scoured the valley for some stylish additions to the well read home.

Find Desert Magazine inside The Desert Sun this Sunday.

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