Pearsonville 2009

Ghost Towns

Big M Auto Salvage

A Night on Highway 58

Out of Gas

Faded Signs

Lost Wheels


Pearsonville 2008

Pearsonville 2010

The Salton Sea

The Chronicle


Not that you can tell in this view, but this late ’50s Mercury was made into a home made pick up.  Pretty much a total loss now.  At the junkyard that keeps on giving.  Night, 135-second exposure.  Purple wash from camera left, red skimmed down the background Ford (and cast on the car beside the […]

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Bat Manor

Grand Guignol, down on the farm.  It felt as creepy as it looked.  Purple, red and yellow from the Protomachines flashlight during a 102-second exposure.

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Coral Reef in the Clouds

Abandoned farm on the Freeway.  Lost my remote release after taking this picture, ended up shooting the rest of that full moon with a rock and a piece of tape as a shutter release.  ‘Round midnight, 153-second exposure.  Lighting: full moon, sodium vapor, passing traffic, and purple, pink and green from the Protomachines flashlight.

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Post-Lux Unicorn

1950s Electrolux vacuum, on an abandoned farm in the Big Valley. No idea what to make of that horn made of spider web, it was like that when I got here. Camera placed on the floor in total darkness.  With with the Protomachines flashlight.

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Your New Deuce and a Quarter

8-track tapes on the stove in an abandoned San Joaquin Valley farmhouse.  A few favorites, cherry picked from a box of cheesy EZ listening tapes and staged, titles include Flip Wilson’s “The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress”, a couple of K-Tell AM hits albums from about 1970, and two really unusual demo tapes for […]

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Mr. Sprinkle’s Webby Eye

Bet that’s worse than sleep dirt.  In the Kitchen of an abandoned farmhouse.  White LED flashlight in total darkness.

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Her Haunted Patio

Another fantastic abandoned farm, loaded with quiet mystery, out in the Big Valley.

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Engage Wasp Drive

The plywood and fiberglas cockpit of yesterday’s Junior Cyclops at Eagle Field. Wanted to highlight the wasp nest above the windshield–they were all over the place. In fact, I got the first wasp sting of my life at Eagle Field. Not a fan. Blue, lime and red from the Protomachines light during a 273-second exposure.

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Junior Cyclops

I’ve shown this to several hardcore vehicle experts I know, and none of them can tell me what it is. Yeah, they unanimously said “It looks like Stan Mott’s Cyclops.”  It has a mid-engine, the steering wheel from a motor boat, and a home-made plywood flatbed . . . and check out that weird caster layout of […]

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The Edwards Triplets

With the recent demise of the North Edwards gas station, I wanted to post this October 1997 film image that I dug up last month . . . with pumps still on the islands!  Pretty sure this is the oldest night shot of this place now on the web, though there might still be older ones lurking […]

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