Cuyama Car Garden

Harold, Puh-leez!  :::::  1959 Cadillac Hearse

Published

Christine  :::::  Stephen King  :::::  2011 Edition  :::::  Hodder & Staughton, UK

The Salton Sea

Salton Sea Trailer  :::::  1992  :::::  Salton Sea Beach.

Paul’s Junkyard

Every Mile Magnificent  :::::  Greyhound Scenicruiser

Portraits

The Gassy Hitman

Aviation Warehouse

Exit Row  :::::  2009  :::::  Boeing 737 and 727 fuselage sections.

The Valley Junkyard

Spargazer  :::::  Late-'50s Ford

Big M Auto Salvage

The Pioneering Spirit  :::::  1961 Dodge Dart Pioneer
Air India  :::::  2003  :::::  A first generation 747 in the middle of the recycling process.

Gene Winfield Customs

The Thing  :::::  Winfield's flathead-powered Model T, "The Thing." Handbuilt for for racing on the nearby dry lakes.

Byron Hot Springs Resort

The Staircase  :::::  The once luxurious main vestibule has had much of its marble facing stripped off by scrappers and vandals.

Out of Gas

Sodium Clouds  :::::  2007  :::::  Lockhart, California.

Faded Signs

Space Truckin'  :::::  2011  :::::  Fernley, Nevada

Eagle Field- Aircraft

Spirit of the San Joaquin  :::::  Lockheed Harpoon
Elvis's Sunglasses 17

Elvis’s Sunglasses 17

Elvis’s Sunglasses 17 Junkyard 1972 Charger grille lit, from 4 angles with 3 colors. And 48 seconds of full moon.

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The Joker Inside

The Joker Inside

Cockpit of a derelict ’56 Chrysler at Big M. 85 seconds of ambient moonlight, with green inside, purple outside, from the Protomachines flashlight.

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Fish

Fish

Scratched into the back door of a 1960-ish Chrysler Imperial, on the lot at Big M.  Maybe it was the owner’s dog’s name and he always sat with his head out this window.  Red, white and green from the Protomachine flashlight, in 51 seconds of deep shade, at night.

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Overnight Sensation

Overnight Sensation

Restored ’58 Plymouth Inside the barn at Big M.  “Hey John, what’s that big pile of records?” “Those were mine when I was a teenager.”  Right on top was one of my personal favorites from the ’70s: Frank Zappa’s “Overnight Sensation.”  One of the all-time great surrealist album covers too.  All I had to do […]

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Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker

Jukebox filled with Pat Benatar and other gems from 1980, moon-bathing on the lot at Big M Auto Salvage. Is that Christine lurking in the background? 312-seconds of full moon, with some white and bounced red, from the Protomachines flashlight.

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El Quebrados

El Quebrados

Yeah, it felt like a scene right outta the Grand Theft Auto game while I was shooting it.  It’s a Majestic, parked by the Pay ‘n Spray in Bone County, just waiting to be hopped into and driven away.  Actually, it’s a Buick Regal, at Eagle Field, near Fresno and it isn’t going anywhere.  Night, […]

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Slow Motion Wreckage

Slow Motion Wreckage

Wiggling around some flashlight for 39 seconds, under the full moon.  Late at night, at Big M Auto Salvage.

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Hulk Smash

Hulk Smash

A random Stan Lee moment, found in a Central Valley junkyard earlier this week, completely inundated by smoke from the Camp Fire.  It was the smokiest night of shooting I’ve ever experienced.  Night, 38-seconds of full moon with a little warm white flashlight.

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Special Starters

Special Starters

1956 Buick Special, parked in a warehouse for so long, not only did the tires go flat, they’re crumbling to dust.  Very close quarters, there is a shelf full of starters just out of view on the right,  Night, total darkness with red, white, and blue light, from the Protomachines flashlight.

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The Bad Side of Towncar

The Bad Side of Towncar

When I shot this, I didn’t care for the shadow of the chainlink fence pasted all over the front of this battered Lincoln, but I’ve grown to like its textural qualities. Full moon for 112 seconds with lots of local ambient light, red, blue and green from the Protomachines flashlight.

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