Big M Auto Salvage

The Pioneering Spirit  :::::  1961 Dodge Dart Pioneer

Lost Wheels

Coventry Firewall  :::::  2010  :::::  Series 1 Jaguar XKE  :::::  Jaguar Heaven, Stockton, California
Underground Castle  :::::  The partially underground, barracks at Castle AFB, where air crews lived on 2 week shifts.

Gene Winfield Customs

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

Paul’s Junkyard

Every Mile Magnificent  :::::  Greyhound Scenicruiser

Ghost Towns

Messages From Space :::::  2014  :::::  Rosamond, California

Published

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

Out of Gas

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

A Night on Highway 58

Into the Storm  :::::  Drivers stream west,  deep into the night.

Cuyama Car Garden

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

Crestview Bowl

The Columbia 300

Pearsonville 2009

Monte Carlo Moonrise  :::::  1972 Chevy Monte Carlo

The Valley Junkyard

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

The Chronicle

The Ink Mist Vortex  :::::  San Francisco Chronicle Printing Plant

Presidio Pet Cemetery

Quentin The Evenrude Cat :::::
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Ty Cobb’s Ghost

The second prop Imperial for the movie Cobb, in that hard to get to corner of Paul’s. This was the last shot before taking a nasty fall onto my shoulder a few days ago (getting better thanks, but it’s still not right in there, MRI tomorrow). Yeah, I landed right on those girders, while setting […]

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Orbital Decay 18

Seeing’s how CNN posted this previously unseen image from the book (yeah I said it was OK), there’s no reason to save it anymore. Yeah, there still are a number of never shown images in the book. Fuselage segment at Aviation Warehouse. 112-seconds, set up so that the full moon would just start to pop […]

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CNN Article About Boneyard

Exciting news! Click on THAT: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/plane-graveyards-troy-paiva/index.html Now available for pre-order on Amazon too:https://www.amazon.com/Boneyard

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The Kinky Antenna

Low and wide with a 1958 DeSoto at Big M. I shot it mainly for that antenna and yeah, I put the air cleaner there to hold the trunk lid down. Night, warm white, and a tiny bit of bounced red Protomachines flashlight, in 138-seconds, before the moonrise.

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The Imperial Swoop

Up close with a mossy Imperial, in the shade at the Big M. Purple, green and white from the Protomachines flashlight, in 51 seconds.

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Farm on the Freeway

Veranda of an abandoned farm in the Mojave near Newberry Springs. Shot during that one Spring week when the valley turns green. 3:03 of full moon with a little blue from the Protomachines flashlight.

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KC’s Masterpiece

Datsun B-210, rescued from certain death, by KC, another visitor hanging out at Big M Auto Salvage. Quizzical looks all around when I asked him to stay after dark so I could shoot this car, even tho I was surrounded by hundreds of rare 50s and 60s cars to shoot. It’s been a long time […]

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The Valiant Terrarium

While the rest of the weeds at Big M have been scorched away after the first really hot days of the season, a windshield left in front of this 1960 Valiant has created a lush little eco-system, a fragile green world, under the dome. Green, white, blue and red from the Protomachines flashlight, laid down […]

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FutuRustic

This mysterious star shaped window on the abandoned Herlong Junction gas station was like a magnet for me. Decrepit, yet sci fi. Total darkness, white outside, red in.

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The Suburban Snarl

1959 Plymouth Suburban Wagon at Big M Auto Salvage. Night, 125-seconds of total darkness, lit with Protomachines flashlight, green from above, blue from the sides, white snooted into the headlights and red bounced behind the camera.

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