In the past century, dreams have flourished in the deserts of California, fueled by gold, war, optimism and wealth, only to later be abandoned. Homes, mines, utopian societies, railroads, airports, airplanes, cars, gas stations, and more were eventually forsaken. Already a place of mystery, the desert seems even more so at night as shadows wander, winds whisper, and stars slowly swim across the sky.
Explore with the author as he illuminates these forgotten locales while creating haunting long exposures of several minutes or more, slowing the passage of time into a single image. If you are a fan of creative photography, American history, abandoned sites, or have an insatiable curiosity for travel, "Abandoned Southern California: The Slowing of Time" invites you on a surrealistic night journey.