When Terry was 4
he came down the stairs with an encyclopedia opened to a page with music notes on them and asked his mother what they sounded like. His parents went out and bought him a piano and piano lessons.
And then drumming lessons for band.
And then voice lessons for choir
and then speech
and then paint...
Eventually Terry bought his own stuff and ended up with a degree in Theatre (go figure).
In May 2003, Terry opened up "Identity Fashions" a custom-designed clothing store in Minneapolis with then partner and designer Yani Santos. They needed a website and photos to show off all the original work. The cost of photographers, film and developing was too much and Terry said "Fuck It, I can do this myself." He went out and bought a Sony Cyber Shot and "did it himself".
He's upgraded his camera a few times since then.
Hastings discovered photography after years in the theater and performing arts. Wherein he may have previously directed performers onstage in to great configurations and stage pictures, he now collaborates with many natural elements Wind, Water, Sun, Sky and Sand at play and frames them in to his photographic work to create Drama, Beauty and Wonder.
Articles, photos and Interviews:
Palm Springs Art Patron Magazine Desert Sun May 2015
Desert Outlook November 2012 Desert Star August 30 2012
Design Design Desert Outlook Summer 2012
InStyle Magazine Revolve Atlanta
Huffington Post LIVE Magazine
Hastings has shown with:
Palm Springs Art Museum
Riverside Art Museum
Santa Paula Art Museum
San Diego Art Institute: Baja Biennial
Gallery 140, Portland OR
Colliding Worlds Gallery, Cathedral City CA
ARTCore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles CA
Studios Channel Island, Camarillo, CA
Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Palm Springs CA
Joseph Wise Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
Art Resources Gallery, Minneapolis MN
Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Provincetown MA