When I first walked into Taylor Camp with a camera and tripod everyone disappeared. I followed the trail from the road into the trees and through the village until I came to the treehouses along the beach. I heard a woman’s voice from above, “Hello! Can I help you?” It was Debi Green calling out to me through a screened window in The Big House.
“Hi. I’m the photography teacher at the College,” I explained, “and I’d like to do a photo documentary of the Camp.”
"Great! Come on up," said Debi. She introduced me to her sister, Teri, I did a series of photos that day including this one of the sisters (their Camp nickname was The Sin Twisters...). I returned the next weekend and gave them several 8 x 10 museum-grade silver prints from our session. It soon turned into a party with neighbors coming over to see the prints and then asking me to visit their houses and photograph them. Within a few weeks, I was keeping an appointment book for portraits.
From the 2020 LA ART Show Limited Edition collection of archival digital prints signed, titled, numbered, and dated by the photographer, these wood-framed photographs are approximately 29 x 23-inches and meet all Library of Congress standards with non-glare, UV protected Museum Glass over 100% Cotton RagMat and backing board. The collection is a limited edition of twelve with several pieces already acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Stanford University as well as private galleries and collectors. Wehrheim's historic Taylor Camp photos are the most complete and evocative documentary of a sixties and seventies counter-culture community and represent "the ultimate hippie fantasy".