Lawrence Brillon attended one Visual Arts course in photography in the 1995. His father's old Pentax camera became something new in his hands since then and the darkroom was a place of wonderful surprise. Lawrence's formal training is in Theatrical Scenic Design from University of California, San Diego. Along the way, he met with the (now late) Gene Nocon, a renowned Royal photographer and masterful printer who had been local to San Diego. His conversations with Nocon would affect many of his views and techniques in photography. In its simplest form, Lawrence remembers Gene's saying 'Photography is the art or study of light, not dark. Why does everyone want to take photos in the dark?' Many years would pass before Lawrence would find his love for the San Diego's vast desert. Currently available on this site is the culmination of a few years of work, encompassing one of the most vibrant and breathtaking flower displays the Anza-Borrego desert has produced in 2004. The desert has symbolized secret beauty, the force that water is in shaping the earth, bringing life, and changing just about everything.