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!).
Most of these images were shot in the late afternoon, others (e.g. Breakfast Table, Fluff for all, Johl House, Hat and Antlers, Brown Liquid) 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).