n the time that Palm Springs has been my second home, I’ve found it to be exactly and nothing like what I expected it to be. The town offers a wide variety of lifestyle choices; not all of which are apparent to the occasional tourist. It is, at once, small-town America and an iconic American resort town. The idea of Palm Springs evokes a well-defined image internationally. These varied definitions are all accurate and, yet, this oasis of layered Americana is often misunderstood. These images show the world I've discovered just steps away from the resorts and off the main drag of this town that has sprung out of the desert to offer something for everybody - and a brightly lit path to the American dream.