In October 2013, a set of parking lot trams from Magic Mountain Amusement Park were a fresh arrival at Paul’s Junkyard. Shortly after, they were absorbed into the pit for liquidation. Last month I found this one half-crushed and on its side, “circling the drain.” Night, 291-seconds. All hand-held continuous source lighting, from the Protomachines flashlight. Red from […]
Not that you can tell in this view, but this late ’50s Mercury was made into a home made pick up. Pretty much a total loss now. At the junkyard that keeps on giving. Night, 135-second exposure. Purple wash from camera left, red skimmed down the background Ford (and cast on the car beside the […]
Abandoned farm on the Freeway. Lost my remote release after taking this picture, ended up shooting the rest of that full moon with a rock and a piece of tape as a shutter release. ‘Round midnight, 153-second exposure. Lighting: full moon, sodium vapor, passing traffic, and purple, pink and green from 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 […]