The Lost America Blog

Petroleum Bender

Looking West from southern Nevada, as a late spring storm comes barreling in from the Sierras. Near midnight, May 21st, 2016. Fisheyed and lit from 2 directions (plus the full moon), in the lobby of that lonely gas station, in that big empty between Beatty and Goldfield.

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Chas de Young

Big fun at the one-night-workshop at Cypress Lawn cemetery last night, shooting with a big pack of night photographers. Catching up with old friends, making new ones, and taking weird pictures, on a perfect, crystal clear night.  Some of the newbies fell for the technique hard, always fun to watch. Charles de Young, co-founder and editor […]

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Last Chance

Gutted gas station, bypassed by Interstate 15, Yermo, California.

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Full Sevice

Misspelled and abandoned. Rural Nevada, in the middle of a cold and windy night.  That trailer is a ’50s-vintage Spartan Imperial Mansion. Mysterious, rubber-hosed Jet stream Hair drier, inside Jo’s abandoned trailer/salon.

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One night workshop at Cypress Lawn

Last year I agreed to co-host a one-night photography workshop with Jon Haeber at Cypress Lawn cemetery in Colma this coming June. My payment: unlimited, private, night-shooting access, from the management at the most prestigious San Francisco cemetery (and yes, it’s impossible to sneak into: speaking from experience, the place is jammed with alarms and […]

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Maidenhair Deluxe

  One of the traffic-stopping 6-foot prints at my current show at 111 Minna Gallery, which hangs until 3/26. Friday is the only night the gallery is open to the public this week. If you want to drop by and say hi, I will be there from 5-9. Couldn’t make the opening? Here’s your second […]

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The Opening is Tonight!

Try to imagine this as a 6 foot print, cuz that’s what it is.  It’s like you could climb right in. You know all about the show, right? 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco  Opening TONIGHT! 5 to 11+. Here’s some last minute points and FAQs: The venue is 21 and over only.  Don’t bring the […]

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Imperial Floaters

Today marks one week until the opening of my solo show at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco.  I just dropped off the last of the show at the gallery minutes ago, and it feels like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders.  The 6 footers are stunning. Overwhelming. Here is another new image, shot last […]

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