Tag Archives: California

October 17

11 Junk

  Junk comes in all flavors, shapes and sizes. Nothing makes for a more colorful, eclectic, and socially relevant photographic subject. The desert seems particularly prone to these accumulations, but there are entire industries and cultures built around the re-use of manufactured materials. The automotive industries supply more than their share, of course, but a case […]

October 11

11 Missions

With little access to imported building materials and skilled labor, the Padres and Native Americans invented an entirely new style of architecture and interior decoration. The Mission Style is still with us in its various reincarnations.

October 04

11 Ghosts

  “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley…” When Robert Burns wrote these lines, he might have been describing the settlements and structures in these photos. No one starts any enterprise planning for failure, and when life overcomes them and washes away their dreams, it must come as a painful shock. And yet there are thousands […]

October 04

11 Sunsets

One cliché of the photography trade nowadays is that no one will buy a sunset, so why bother taking them? It proves you can get jaded about anything if you try hard enough, because nearly every night, the California beaches fill up with human beings snapping away at the heavens. Our very first sale of […]

October 03

11 Carnage

  We probably have a thousand shots like these, taken long after everyone seems to have forgotten the point of the fighting. In a few cases, the course of history was changed, but in many of the worst, like the Somme and Ypres, absolutely nothing was accomplished. Many of these bloodstained corners of the planet […]

October 01

11 Music

  Street musicians, professionals, and contestants strut their musical stuff on two continents.  

October 01

11 Beach Life

  If you live in a place long enough, you’re bound to take a decent photograph or two. Twenty-two years on the Belmont Shore Peninsula in Long Beach, California, produced thousands of shots to choose from. This is a random assortment from all seasons and times of day.  

October 01

11 Death Valley

  Our first encounter with an American desert came in driving Interstate 15 north from Los Angeles to Las Vegas through the High Mojave. Where we expected to find Lawrence of Arabia waving from atop a sand dune, we instead crossed a moonscape of barren rocks and tumbleweed half-hidden under a mountain of ghost housing, […]

September 30

11 Venice Beach

  A summer’s day on the Strand in Venice Beach, California, where there’s a fine line between street performance and pure exhibitionism.