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Palmdale Insane Asylum

Palmdale Insane Asylum Last friday Riki and I were driving in circles in the Antelope Valley looking for something to shoot. Every preconceived idea we had on the list had flopped. We pulled into a gas station in Lancaster about 9 and Riki gets the brilliant idea to say to Joe the attendant “Hey, know […]

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Dirty Business

  ’48 Plymouth Coupe, blue and warm white light, in pretty much total darkness.

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Axels In

The rusting bones of a 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe, melting into the junkyard South 40. 101-seconds. Full moon, warm white, purple and blue light. Lots of industrial lighting on the horizon too.

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Monza

1965 Corvair at the junkyard. Red, white and blue light from the Protomachines flashlight.

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The Deep Freeze

Double-wide kitchen, teetering on collapse, the fridge sinking into the rotten floor. The Valley Junkyard. Night, full moon, red and white flashlight. 4-minute exposure.

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Taken By the Wind

Forgotten farm truck in the hills of Central California, one of those places where it’s always blowin’. 64 seconds, full moon.  Red yellow and purple blended light from the Protomachines flashlight.

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Rescuer

’68 Cadillac ambulance corpse. Full moon, purple and red light. 210-seconds.

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Galley Blowout

“I’m afraid we’ve lost sight of Earth captain.”  Partially rendered airliner at Aviation Warehouse. This wingless, partial fuselage was teetering on a pile of shredded aluminum.  You could rock it a foot just by leaning on it.  It was rolled about 60°, leaving just enough of a gap in the opposite door for me to crawl […]

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