AWAKEN is a feature documentary film from director Tom Lowe exploring humanity's relationship with technology and the natural world. AWAKEN is a celebration of the spirit of life, an exploration of the Earth, and an ode to the Cosmos.
“MOONRISE OVER THE ERSKINE FIRE occurred on June 23rd, 2016 and is one of the most destructive wildfires in California history. Just hours after the fire broke out, I photographed the moon as it rose over Cook Peak with Lake Isabella in the foreground. From the moment the shutter clicked, I knew this would be regarded […]
I am an avid skywatcher as a photographer, and am always looking at the light, the stars, and have my head generally pointed upwards. In the Sierras, China Lake Navel Weapons Base is not far from here, and they run daily operations over the mountains. I have seen fighter jets, and stealth aircraft during the […]
I visited The American Midwest during the winter of 2014. During that time I wanted to capture the essence of the two small rural towns of Princeton and Peru, Illinois… each over 100 miles from Chicago. PRINCETON My father’s family is from Princeton, a community which takes you back in time to brick streets and late 1800’s farmhouses. The […]
On February 28th, 2015 the remants of a storm system continued to drop rain through the Kern River Valley. Here at a viewpoint over Lake Isabella, Michael Cuffe recorded the last moments of the day. SHOW MORE
Today I took a short drive up the Kern River Valley and stopped off at the Cannel Trail which starts in a horse meadow. There are currently two horses that roam around freely during the day, and they are fairly friendly. For someone who has always been interested in horses, it’s fun to be out […]
I’ve been hiking up a trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range lately that usually has two horses that roam free in the pasture. Oftentimes they will follow me…and conversely, I now go to visit them as well. I’ve always been fascinated by horses, and to be with them in a natural environment where we […]
Lately I’ve been enjoying getting out and exploring the natural beauty of the Kern River Valley, something in the 10 years I’ve visited here I’ve never really done. The Cannel Trail takes you initially through a horse meadow and then back up over into the mountains. In the summer I imagine it’s quite hot, but […]