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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
While I was down in the Mojave holding a secret alumni workshop this weekend, I learned that the long abandoned gas station at the North Edwards exit, on highway 58 is gone. When I stopped here to do a couple of set ups, in the middle of the night, last June, the back wall was partially collapsed, and […]