Thursday, January 26, 2012


One more shoot today.  


it has been a while since I shot in the studio.  I used any spare time to continue my abandoned houses project.  Javier came in this morning and we made some quick photos before school started.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Final Burton House Shoot

I went back to make a few more images of this house.  I wanted to get another image of the corner without the blue shape on the floor and a few more images of the wall.  I noticed a possible image on the other side of the house.  The copse of trees through the window worked out nicely due to the dim ambient.  This small one room log home was about 12 feet by 20 feet.  Amazing what families called home a hundred years ago.  It reminds me of Thoreau's Walden.  Simplicity is a seductive notion.

Burton, Idaho

Went out yesterday afternoon.  Got stuck in wheel-deep mud in January! Rescued by a trucker with a long chain.  I am not much of a country guy so am amazed at the friendly generosity of people who live in outlying areas.

Visited five abandoned houses.  Two were disappointing. Two were inaccessible.  This one in Burton made the day somewhat worthwhile.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Teton, Idaho

Squirrel, Idaho

Migrant Worker's House

A friend bought some more farmland.  On the property was a migrant worker's house.  He offered to let me photograph the abandoned interior.  I thought the contrast between the pin-up and the Virgins was interesting.  Kind of like Mary and Mary Magdalene or something or other.  

Devils Tower

A few more images from the field in front of Devils Tower

Teton Vu Drive-in

Went to get a pop during church and was driving around drinking. Couldn't very well go back to church with a 44 oz. Pepsi.  Noticed the drive-in entrance was open.  I tried out my new tripod and head.  It was like moving up to a BMW or something.