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 […]
The gas pump graveyard . . . at my favorite junkyard. 48-seconds under full moon light: the ambient scene is underexposed by 2+ stops, and I used the Protomachine flashlight to key the subjects. 2 colors, 3 directions. Shot at last September’s workshop.
Magic Mountain parking lot tram, perched precariously on the pile, in the pit, at Paul’s Junkyard. The red lighting was difficult: I had to climb loosely stacked debris from behind to get the shadows through the glass, and it took an uncomfortable number of tries to get it right. Also purple, from high camera right, and yellow, onto the wheel […]
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 […]