It might look like an ICBM pointed at the enemy, but everybody should just relax. It’s really just a fisheye ’61 Caddy fin, poised on a pile of parts at the Junkyard of the Gods. Night, 1:40 AM, 167-second exposure. Red and purple-set Protomachines flashlight.
Done as a light painting demo for a group of participants during last weekend’s workshop. I saw lightbulbs go off over some heads when I did this one. It’s the front half of some kind of nondescript Mopar sedan from the mid-’60s. The sawn-off back roof pillar was just inches from the camera (and my […]
For all the Bob’s out there. I keep thinking I see “Robot” Driver . . . It’s a 1953 De Soto Powermaster, mildly hot rodded/customized in the ’60s and then left untouched in the bitchenest junkyard for a few decades. Night, 121-second exposure. Fish-eye lens. Full moon. Warm white from 2 directions, purple from one. Protomachines […]
One of about 150 Chrysler Imperials at my favorite junkyard, from last winter. Fisheye-lens from about a foot away. Night, 55-second exposure, under by 2+ stops, to keep the scene dark and let the lighting pop. Blue from straight down, indirect red, bounced off the ground, warm white snooted into the lights. Protomachine flashlight.
I’ve got cars on the brain this week. Can’t wait to get back to my favorite junkyard again (and take a bunch of you with me)! This customized drag racing Ford Pinto ended up rolled into the eucalyptus grove in the middle of the yard. Warm white onto the car from camera right, red from […]
Super-rare ’58 Packard Clipper, stashed at the Valley Junkyard. There is still room for next weekend’s workshop in this amazing location loaded with thousands of interesting cars, trucks, RVs and busses to shoot. Read all about it here. 124-second exposure, under the full moon, with snooted warm light into the headlights.
I think this was probably my favorite of the November ’96 film work I did at Chambers Arizona. Find this one on page 71 of my long OOP 2003 book “Lost America.” Still lots of fall off in the corners and overall smooshyness, but at least I did a perspective correction on it this time. […]