The Lost America Blog

Circles de Ville

’69 Cadillac, from a dank low spot in the junkyard.  Hard set up with the fisheye backed into a corner, but happy when the police chopper buzzed through.  Night, deep shade, with lime and blue flashlight.  And a kiss of red too.

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The Other White Seat

Fisheyed, from the back seat of a junkyard mid-’60s Chevy station wagon, with the roof peeled off.  Night, red, white and purple flashlight, with the full moon and some sprinting clouds.

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The Tiger Army Video

I was the creative and location consultant for the new Tiger Army music video. The leader of the band, Nick13 has been a fan, and tried to get a video done in my style, for many years now. We finally got it done. The old workshop gang will recognize Paul’s Junkyard and any regular follower […]

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Safety First, The 2nd

Let me just drop the other shoe already, here we are tracked in and zoomed out from the last shot, like at the end of a Hitchcock dolly zoom.  Happy accident with how you can see the shape of a locomotive on the left side windows.  The RIP Building at the NNRY Museum in Ely, […]

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Safety First

Safety First

Many beautifully preserved rail buildings at the Nevada Northern Rail Museum in Ely, Nevada.  Thanks for the night access!  Available light, with a ton of flashlight on the sign.

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The Waterhole

Highway 95 in Nevada, August 2016.  Lit by the full moon, passing traffic and white flashlight.

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Brown-Parker

Brown-Parker

Opened in 1920, this was the first Ford dealer in Nevada, and a brass-age auto repair shop in Goldfield.  It’s been closed for decades.  Blue, lime and red flashlight, combined with local streetlights.

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Hi I'm Randy

Hi I’m Randy

Surreal window display in a closed business in the half-ghost town, Goldfield, Nevada, a block away from the all night party for “Goldfield Days.”  I added a little flashlight from the left, the rest, including the lasers, was just local ambient light.

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Hotel

The Ghost of Super Soul

The front porch of the massive Goldfield Hotel in Goldfield Nevada, where champagne supposedly flowed down these steps at the 1908 grand opening.  It’s been closed  to guests since WWII.  Fascinating history about this place, it’s amazing it’s still standing, frankly.  Shot at night during Goldfield Days festival last week, while everyone was partying a […]

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The Nixon Block

The Nixon Block

Just back from 4 days in Nevada. Hoping for great summer monsoon clouds, it just ended up being mostly socked in, most of the time. Big rainstorms and flash floods all over the state forced constant changes of plan and location improvisations. Hit Goldfield the weekend of “Goldfield Nights” where there were 2 street fairs […]

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