The Lost America Blog

The Ludlow Cafe

November 1990, along Route 66 in the SoCal desert. At the time, it was pretty intact inside, but gutted in ’93 when it was used as a set for the movie “Kalifornia.” About 8 minutes on Kodak 160T chrome film with Maglite flashlight on the sign and red-gelled strobe inside.

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Six Degrees of Separation

Fatback clouds over the delta.

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25 Years of Boneyards

New article: Boneyard: 25 years of Aircraft Graveyards at Night now online.  

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Quad-Cone Meatwagon

I was digging the shadows of the cones on the curtains, So I gently backlit them with purple.  Hit the back up light with red too.  The rest is just moonlight and a crop to 16:9.

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The Boron AFS: New Gallery

The Boron Air Force Station and Prison gallery is now open.  Comprised largely of images blogged last year, the gaps have been filled by the addition of a half-dozen images not shown before.  The work makes a good flowing gallery, go check it out.

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New Galleries!

I created four new galleries on the site this weekend. Much of this new work has appeared, one at a time, on the blog, over the last 2 years, but it’s good to have them culled and put into easy to browse galleries.  Plus each one has a few images that were never put online before, […]

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The Columbia 300

In the bar at the abandoned bowling alley.  Lit with protomachine flashlight during 59 seconds of total darkness.

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Coachlight

Entrance to the bar in the abandoned bowling alley.  Total darkness, lit with flashlight.  

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For the Temples

Back to the back of the abandoned bowling alley. I’m sure there’s a lane mechanic/aficionado out there who can tell me what this mysterious machine was used for. It was mounted to a 4-wheeled AV cart (with one wheel missing). Maybe if YOU put your head in there it downloads all the secrets of the universe into your cortex . […]

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Kamera and Bild Article

Frequent followers may remember, I was interviewed and photographed by Swedish magazine journalists at Paul’s Junkyard, around New Years.  The story, in “Kamera & Bild” (Camera & Image) is now on newsstands all over Sweden.  Here is a link to a PDF of the entire article.   The sprawling 10-pager is unlike any past magazine piece about my photography, with pictures […]

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