Funny thing, I’m not really a big fan of Photographers. But there are a few I admirer for their work, and then actually mostly for who they are. One of them is British Photographer Tim Wallace who you probably have seen his work in Automotive ads, notably Aston Martin and other Luxury and Performance brands. But two years ago he did a personal project and exhibit called “Darwin” based on a super small town in the middle of nowhere near Death Valley NP. The town has a population of 50 (or so) and is famous for still only having “Dial Up Internet Service”. It’s just another in the many of Boom Mine towns gone bust once the “Mineral” was gone.
So as many times as I have been to Death Valley, it was not an area of the Panamint Springs region I had ever been to, so with Tim’s work as inspiration, Wayne and I headed into town on our way to Alabama Hills in Lone Pine
My apologies to Tim if some of the work look similar to his, it wasn’t intentional in fact one Image of a curve up Route 190 was in the exact same spot as Tim had shot and I had never seen it before tonight. But It’s just the only spot you can pull over on this epic road up the mountain. Plus he loves B & W, I love B & W so there will be some similarities as much as I wanted to avoid that. It’s even weird that we shot under similar weather condition which are certainly not the norm for Death Valley
Anyway, Thanks Tim, Cheers Mate
And then I included some road shots from near Owens Lake (Dry Lake), an eerily similar fateful lake as my beloved Salton Sea. Seems we really never learn much