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Gallery Notes

All these images were taken with a digital camera (Canon 5D), through the often dirty windows of the ghost town Bodie, CA. The town was founded by Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1877, the Standard Company struck gold and the rush that ensued transformed Bodie from a town of 20 to a boomtown of 10,000 people. Today, only a small part of the town remains, preserved in a state of "arrested decay". Interiors are still stocked with goods, as they were left (strange though that most items and labels face ... windows!).

As a lot of my images, these photographs are about texture and detail. Most of them can be printed as large as 30x40 inches. Please click on the links below for higher (but not full) resolution examples:

Bodie Interior
Old Newspaper
Bodie Saloon
Bodie Interior at night

Most of these images were shot in the late afternoon, others (e.g. Leopard Room) were shot at night and light-painted with a flashlight and reflector. These photographs are available in limited edition chromogenic prints (contact me for pricing) or archival inkjet prints (click to view the price list).