Conjured up from the Motor Transport Museum in Campo, CA.
Deep Sea Diver
From the Motor Transport Museum in Campo California.
Lady in Blue
From the side of an old steam engine at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA.
From the side of an old rail car at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA.
There are somewhere between 20 and 50 million refugees in the world today. This scene came from a vehicle at the Techatticup Mine near Nelson Nevada.
Ghosts of Techatticup
Many a tortured soul is imprisoned in the peeling paint of the rusting vehicles at the Techatticup Mine near Nelson, NV.
Portrait of Despair
I saw an agonized soul with a migraine headache at the Motor Transport Museum in Campo CA
Don Quixote & Sancho Panza Play Futbol
Ghost of a Miner
The miner died long ago, but his ghost lives on, preserved in peeling paint and rust on the side of an old vehicle at the Techatticup Mine near Nelson, NV.
One of the many spirits wandering the grounds of the Techatticup Mine near Nelson Nevada.
The Boatman and his Children
Moai, Side View
Ode to Picasso
People who have seen the sculptures in downtown Chicago will hopefully understand. From the side of an old vehicle at the Techatticup Mine near Nelson Nevada.
The Terror of the Night
A scary scene from an old rail car at the Jacumba Rail Yard
A rather stern looking character found on the side of a rail car at the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo, CA.
This spirit was sighted trying to escape the Motor Transport Museum in Campo, CA.
Inside the Royal Carriage
The edge of a logo painted on an old vehicle, flipped on its side, provide a glimpse of a vehicle from a much earlier time. From the Techatticup Mine near Nelson NV.
Stepping Into the Unknown
A tentative step taken at the Jacumba Railway Yard.
The Royal Procession
In 2014, I took my first trip to the Carrizo Plain National Monument, north of Los Angeles. I didn't get many good images there, but I did get a $500 speeding ticket.
There are many old water tanks that are steadily being transformed by the sun, heat, and wind from boring shiny metal to interesting images.
Kayaker Encounters a Mermaid
A rather unlikely scene from the side panel of an old truck at the Techatticup Mine near Nelson Nevada. Who said mermaids had to have a head? Or kayakers, for that matter?
Up, Up, and Away! A Super Hero takes off from the Techatticup Mine near Nelson NV.
A sad face from the Jacumba Rail Yard
Yearning to be Free
A haunting image from the side of an old house in the historic ghost town of Bodie CA.
Labyrinth of Solitude
A non-Mexican cannot understand 100% of Paz's thesis, but his philosophy surely extends beyond Mexico and its people. It is relevant to anyone who, in an attempt to escape insecurity or feelings of inferiority, tries to emulate a foreign culture or philosophy. When I was very young, I was certainly at that lonely place. Most of my work is about the affirmation of life. But sadness and loneliness are also a critical part of life. This is not the place I am in now, but I remember those times still, and this image is the expression, for me, of that period.
This is from the side of a farm implement at Rick's Ranch, near Campo, CA.
Bisection of a Broken Heart
Lozen Crossing the Rio Grande
In 1877, Victorio, a prominent Apache chief, led his band of warriors in various raids after leaving the wretched reservation they had been put in by the military. They came to the Rio Grande. The water was surging, and the women and children were afraid to cross. Victorio's sister, Lozen, hit the shoulder of her horse with her foot. The horse reared up, and Lozen and the horse went into the white water. The other members of the tribe, seeing her bravery, followed her to safety. Lozen was one of the most fearsome warriors, fighting beside Geronimo in the 1880's. She died in 1887 from tuberculosis, held as a prisoner of war.
From the side of a railcar at the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo, CA.
Out for a stroll at the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo, CA.
Contemplating the Future
Red Dress, Black Night
From the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA
From the door panel of an old truck in the ghost town of Nevada City, Montana
It Ain't Over Til the Fat Lady Sings
Found on the side of an old van parked on the street in Leucadia, CA.