Former sofa in an abandoned house in the far eastern reaches of California’s Antelope Valley. Kinda funky in here. Treacherous footing in the dark. After midnight, Cold and windy. Desaturated purple and full-bore red Protomachine flashlight from a variety of angles. Full moon outside, 115 second exposure.
A recent addition at Paul’s, it’s a bone-stock, totally complete, four-door ’71 Ford LTD. When I was 10 or 11 these cars were everywhere. I remember thinking they were really common and boring. 40+ years on however, this thing seems strangely stylish and unique. 3 minute exposure under the full moon. Shot into the shadows. [...]
Had to work fast to catch just the tip of the white whale breeching from its garage. A few minutes later, with more moonlight revealing the scene, the character of this set up changed dramatically. This giant tank of a car is part of a private collection in California’s Central Valley. Protomachine flashlight set to [...]
The ERCO Ercoupe was a small, easy to fly civilian 2-seater designed and sold as “the safest airplane in the world.” From 1940 to 1968 almost 6,000 were sold. This worn out example sits on a remote piece of tarmac at a private airport in Central California. 309 second exposure under the full moon. [...]
Details on the side of an early ’30s American-La France fire truck. These gauges have a patent date of 1906, but A-LF used them for decades. Paul’s 2nd junkyard. Total darkness, Protomachine flashlight tuned to pink and warm white. Snooted on the gauge faces.