The Lost America Blog

Chicken Legs Dropped His Engine

Snoopy, the junk B-58, lost in the high desert.  Night, 162-second exposure.  Purple, red and green light from the Protomachines flashlight.

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Ghost of the J79

Fisheyed abstract machine-porn, deep inside the derelict B-58’s broken wing-pod, in the hole where the GE J79 jet engine used to live. Night, 95-second exposure. Full moon, with red and purple-set Protomachines flashlight.

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Roger Ramjet

The mach-2 capable Hustler’s super-sleek underbelly.  No doubt Snoopy’s the rattiest B-58 in the world, but of the 8 left, he’s the one in the most picturesque location. Purple and red set Protomachines flashlight.  100 second exposure, under full moon.

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Fail Safe

Fisheye Convair B-58 Hustler, lost in the high desert.  Night, full moon, purple and red Protomachines flashlight.  About 15minutes total exposure.

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Snoopy’s Fuzzy Nose

I’ve had one eyeball on three derelict Cold War aircraft (this B-58 and 2 B-52s) on the fringes of Edwards AFB for about 10 years. Last year one of my past students, Noel Kerns, slipped in under the radar there to night shoot them. Since then a number of other night shooters (Stephen Freskos, Amy Heiden, Calvin Caneda, […]

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Old Flounder

In the abandoned musical farmhouse.  Plain old flashlight from 2 directions, in totally mold-covered darkness.

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Hi-Fi Living with Ray Conniff

Console stereo in the abandoned farmhouse with the face on the window and the Piano in the hallway.  Piles of moldy records too, it was a musical house.  Total darkness, Protomachines flashlight.

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A Spot in the Workshop

I’ll cut right to the chase.  Normally my workshops are full and hard to get into, but, due to someone’s inability to commit, there’s one open spot in next month’s 3-nighter at the Valley Junkyard. All the info is listed here.  And I’m very easy to reach if you have any questions.  Life is short, come on the insane adventure […]

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A Crack In The World

Two halves of a double-wide bathroom, abandoned outside Mojave, California.  I loved the illusory depth and enhanced perspective the mirrors gave, combined with that sliver of infinity and the jumbled horizontal planes.  There’s a lot of surreal things going on here with perspective and perception.  Even in daylight it was a big fat “what the hell am I actually […]

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Blacklight Doublewide

A mile down a dirt road outside Mojave Califorina, we stumbled upon a cluster of derelict double- and triple-wide trailers. They once held deluxe offices, full bathrooms (with showers) and kitchens, now they’re garbage, weathered and sandblasted, punished by the high desert. It made for a surreal juxtaposition, these big vistas, combined with these blank, mundane rooms. A fun night […]

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