The shot up VHS-tape-filled caretaker’s trailer, from my first trip to the abandoned Byron Hot Springs hotel. Shot October 2005–the month I switched to digital after doing this on film for 15 years. This one always gets culled out in favor of the building shots, making it kind of an orphan lost favorite. It burned […]
A recently unearthed Lost America baby picture, found in a mismatched box of slides. No one in the family remembers this moment, but we’ve deduced it would have been spring ’61, at a NYC area airshow. Looks like I’m paying more attention to what my mom was saying than the plane. Of course, that would change […]
Workshop! Workshop! Workshop! Want to learn how to night shoot like me? Want to learn how to light subjects like I do? Want to refine your compositional eye? How about total access to a normally inaccessible classic “Lost America” style location? We’re here to help you with all these things. May 1, 2, 3, 2015, at the Valley Junkyard in Fresno. […]
DC-3 cockpit at Aviation Warehouse. Complete and 100% authentic, it’s a clipped off nose section, dressed for use as a movie prop. Just a few seconds of dim flashlight, and 121-seconds to let the mixed exterior lighting burn in through the frosty windows.
Been spending a little time at Aviation Warehouse, down in El Mirage, this winter. The owner loves my photography, so I’ve had an open invite to shoot here since 2006. I like to visit for a few nights every couple years. Minimal daylight scouting time, lots of clouds and unexpected dew point-based lens fogging issues made this trip a constant challenge, but I took […]
We go closer and closer, deep into the burnt out hulk. Camera off the tripod now, sitting inside the car, at the corner of the rear window, on a pile of melted, broken glass. Pretty much impossible to get full coverage without seeing the light source, this is a composite of two 1-minute exposures. Lime green and red from […]
Inches away, we swim with the rusty humpback in its unnatural habitat. 1956 Chevy Bel Air, lost to the 2013 Sand Canyon fire that consumed Cameron’s Dairy and the S.S. Minnow along Highway 58, near Tehachapi, California. 148-seconds of full moon and a few seconds of red, straight down on each fin and purple rotated […]