The Green Pod

The instrument cluster from a 1957 Mercury, sitting on the big sedan’s rotten driver’s seat.  Total darkness, under the trees at The Big M salvage yard, white light straight down, red from the other side of the car and green bounced into the shadows.  A blend of 2 exposures.

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Joker Taffy

’59 Buick at the junkyard, with red, green and white flashlight and super-stretchy, long-exposure cloud porn.

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Sacred Geometry

Obsessed with all the intersecting lines and convergences, somewhere in the Mojave Desert in the middle of the night with the fisheye. Lit with the Protomachines flashlight and 142-seconds worth of the full moon.

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Suburban Overpass

A surreal scene of utter destruction at the junkyard.  112-seconds under the cloudy full moon with lime, warm white, red and blue-set Protomachines flashlight, thrown from many directions

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Haunted AstraDome

I love all the sci-fi fi space age MOPAR dashboards from the early ’60s, but this ’61 Chrysler’s plastic bubble takes the cake. Yes, I get spider bites on my hands doing this. After midnight, blue, red and warm white light, in a very dark place.

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Anger Management

’59 Dodge at the Big M.  In the running for the angriest-looking car ever made. Night, full moon, white light from the sides, blue snooted into the lights and red bounced into the shadows.

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Big M or Bust

The always excellent John at Big M Auto Salvage allowed me out for my semiannual yet always impromptu night of shooting this week.  This post-war Chrysler was a freshly trailered in find when I shot it in 2013.  I think it’s gone now, but there’s always something fresh and interesting to see at this amazing […]

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The Comfort of Others

Abandoned home down one of the zillions of dirt roads in Wonder Valley, California, late one fall night. 126-second exposure with orange, red, purple and blue hand-held light in a totally dark interior and full moon outside.

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Red Valves

The fog is racing in, at the Hercules Powder Works, Hercules, CA, a 19th century dynamite factory. Closed in 1977, torn down and subdivided in 2006. Shot June 2005. Night, full moon, 100VS film, 3 minute exposure red-gelled flashlight. My last film shoot before going digital.

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Sargasso Springs

Fisheyed in the captain’s quarters, aboard a junkyard ’56 Packard Clipper Super. Night, full moon, red, white and lime flashlight.  Lots of dodge and burn to bring some details forward and make others recede.

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