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The Big M Show, Lucky JuJu Gallery, 9/4/09

Opening! by Lost America.

You are all invited to the opening of The Big M: Classic Cars Under the Stars show in Alameda on Friday September 4th from 7-10pm.

Joe Reifer, Mike Hows and I will be displaying some of our Big M imagery at the Lucky JuJu pinball Gallery. Discount prints and signed copies of my book will also be available at the opening, so make sure you drop by and say hello!

Lucky JuJu Gallery
713 Santa Clara Ave
Alameda, CA 94501

Press release HERE.

Image info:
“Twin-Boom Rocket”
1959 Oldsmobile, at Big M Auto Dismantlers in Williams, California. Visit the set page for more information.

Night, 120 second exposure. Full moon, natural and red-gelled flashlight.

[via flickr ]

“Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration”, a book review


Troy Paiva is one of my favorite photographers of late. I love his choice of subjects – googie architecture, abandoned buildings, junk yards and the southwest desert. He shoots almost exclusively at night and uses a combination of colored flashes and LED lights to “paint” his subjects.

Troy published his first book of night-time photography, Lost America: The Abandoned Roadside West in 2003. His newest book,
Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration continues his explorations into abandoned scenery, night time photography, surreal coloring, and imaginative vision.

I found a full review on Epic Edits, a new (to me) photo blog.

More of Troy’s work is available on his Flickr page.

[via Epic Edits ]