Fractured phone pole and prisoner barracks at Boron AFS/Prison, abandoned in the Mojave. It was late, about 1:30. Everyone else in the workshop had left, so I sat down and relaxed out of the wind and did this hour-long, pure moon-and star-light stack. I don’t usually like to tie up my camera for this long, […]
Downslope from the prison cafeteria, the hill subsides. The retaining wall and Joshua lean deeply, the effect enhanced by the fisheye lens from a foot off the ground. Yellows and greens from the Protomachines flashlight combined with the full moon, during a 135 second exposure.
On the last night of October’s secret alumni workshop, I took the group on a field trip to the abandoned AFS/Prison at Boron. A bit more tagged and mauled since last summer, but still highly shootable. Free-range workshopping (ie: not inside a junkyard for the night) was a new experience for me, but everyone loved it. 146-seconds under the […]
A selfie from July 1989. Back to the very beginning . . . this would be from the first time I ever experimented with synced strobes. One of those “What happens if I look into . . . OW!” moments. Done in broad daylight, 1/60th, with gelled green and pink strobes. Looks like I was already exercising my […]
I found the TV fascia in a nearby abandoned building and threw it in my back seat, knowing I’d find a place to shoot it later that night. Weird how it’s been melted, huh? Just a couple of years ago there would have been virtually no lights in the distance of this shot. The encroachment […]
It’s a DuMont! Never actually seen one of these in person. Today almost no one remembers, but in the early days of television, the fledgling DuMont Network fought for a share of the market with NBC and CBS. Started by DuMont Laboratories as a showcase for their line of televisions, it was beset with troubles […]
Found in a set of abandoned triple-wide trailers outside the town of Mojave last summer. The food bowls are a total mystery to me. Due to some distracting highlights, I ended up compositing the face of the TV from a second exposure. I also worked on correcting the perspective in Photoshop, to try and square things […]
Now on newsstands, Shutterbug magazine’s “Expert Photo Techniques” issue contains a flattering 4-page interview with me about the past, present and future of light painted night photography. The issue also contains interviews with other NP/LPers Lance Keimig, Darren Pearson and Larrie Thomson: lotsa good reading for any night shooter. Read the entire article as a […]