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Points of the Mojave

I don’t know which one I like more, so here’s both.  Portable rooms, forgotten in the high desert.  Down some dirt road, late at night.  116 seconds/134 seconds, lit by the full moon and Protomachine flashlight. Perspective distortion corrected in Photoshop.

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Beware X

Yucca, Arizona. July, 1996. Kodak 160T chrome film. Night, about 8 minutes. Red and green-gelled strobe. Fresh scan. There’s still time to get on the bus. Only one spot left for next full moon’s junkyard night photography workshop.  

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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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