Cuyama Car Garden

Harold, Puh-leez!  :::::  1959 Cadillac Hearse

The Salton Sea

Salton Sea Trailer  :::::  1992  :::::  Salton Sea Beach.

Oak Knoll Naval Hospital

Morgue Drawers  :::::

Crestview Bowl

The Columbia 300

Pearsonville 2008

Floating Headlights  :::::  1963 Chrysler Imperial

Big M Auto Salvage

The Pioneering Spirit  :::::  1961 Dodge Dart Pioneer

Gene Winfield Customs

The Thing  :::::  Winfield's flathead-powered Model T, "The Thing." Handbuilt for for racing on the nearby dry lakes.

Aviation Warehouse

Exit Row  :::::  2009  :::::  Boeing 737 and 727 fuselage sections.

Byron Hot Springs Resort

The Staircase  :::::  The once luxurious main vestibule has had much of its marble facing stripped off by scrappers and vandals.
Underground Castle  :::::  The partially underground, barracks at Castle AFB, where air crews lived on 2 week shifts.

Out of Gas

Sodium Clouds  :::::  2007  :::::  Lockhart, California.

Eagle Field- Aircraft

Spirit of the San Joaquin  :::::  Lockheed Harpoon

Paul’s Junkyard

Every Mile Magnificent  :::::  Greyhound Scenicruiser

Lost Wheels

Coventry Firewall  :::::  2010  :::::  Series 1 Jaguar XKE  :::::  Jaguar Heaven, Stockton, California

Portraits

The Gassy Hitman

The Chronicle

The Ink Mist Vortex  :::::  San Francisco Chronicle Printing Plant

Published

Christine  :::::  Stephen King  :::::  2011 Edition  :::::  Hodder & Staughton, UK

Ghost Towns

Messages From Space :::::  2014  :::::  Rosamond, California
The God of Light

The God of Light

Mid-’70s Buick Apollo at the junkyard.  Super rare ugly duckling of a car, almost entirely forgotten today.  Night, 78-seconds of full moon with purple, red and white from the Protomachines flashlight.  Interior lighting from 2nd exposure composited in.

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Quivering Upper Lip

Mollusk Abuse

I’ve been taking night pictures at the abandoned Pearsonville junkyard, off and on, for ten years now. One of my favorite constants has been The Mollusk, this ’56 Cadillac/RV conversion. We must have arrived at about the same time: I shot it sitting outside the fence on my first visit and it had been dragged […]

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Sailing a Sea of Lava

Sailing the Sea of Lava

Same Packard Clipper as yesterday, backed up a few feet.  A luxurious, massive tank of a car, covered in little ship’s wheels.  Composite of two sub-1-minute exposures, lit with Protomachines flashlight.

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Sparkles Barnacles

Sparkles Barnacles

Late ’50s Packard at the salvage yard.  Night, 131-seconds of full moon and streetlight twinkle outside, with Protomachines flashlight inside.

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The DeSoto Drop

The DeSoto Drop

This kind of photography is normally a very slow and painstaking process, requiring numerous test exposures and lighting experiments. It can take 15 minutes of wrangling to finally get the exposure I want. This was not that.  “Oh, here comes another freight train.”  I had less than 30 seconds to drop the tripod, focus and […]

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Howler de Ville

Howler de Ville

The black ’72 Caddy at Pauls, the one that hasn’t moved in over 20 years, on a night of unending, make-your-tripod-fly-away, wind. Funny that in all the times I’ve visited and shot Paul’s, I never made a night shot of this car, until now. 3-minutes of full moon, with a few seconds of flashlight on […]

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Trail G

Trail G

Abandoned motel sign along the old Pony Express route, Schellbourne, Nevada. Night, 3-minutes of cloudy full moon, with red and lime-set Protomachines flashlight.

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Clipper in a Dreadnaught World

A Clipper in a Dreadnaught World

’55 Packard at Big M Auto Salvage. Night, 139-seconds of full moon, with red and white flashlight.

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Testing Barriers

Testing Barriers

B-52, lost in the Mojave. Night, 3-minutes of full moon and Protomachine flashlight.

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Climbing from the Tar Pit  :::::  1959 Cadillac Hearse

The Cuyama Car Garden

Here’s a set of images and story that needs to be consumed in one sitting. The Cuyama Car Garden.  Those of you that follow my social-media postings have seen a lot of these images piecemeal over the past months, well there’s a bunch more in here you haven’t seen.  If you don’t, you’re gonna love […]

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