Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Badwater Walking Dead

The “Walking Dead” in Death Valley. Actually tourists at Badwater Basin, 282 feet below sea level. On one of my photo excursions. Photographed with a Hasselblad digital camera system.

Death Valley Photo Excursion. Tourists at Badwater Basin. 282 feet below sea level.


They Use Sign Language

From one of my photo excursions…

Road sign in Wonder Valley California

Coming Up Tuesday

Coming up on this Tuesday August 11th at 1:00pm PST you will find me “Chatting With Sherri”. On BlogTalkRadio with downloads reaching over one million! At http://tobtr.com/11788122
 
Discussing where I have been in photography and where I am going, especially considering our current Covid-19 limitations. And my future long term project about the Yiddish Theatre in the early 20th Century.
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Chatting With Sherri With Me

My third “appearance” with “Chatting With Sherri”. Some of her broadcasts reach over one million downloads! August 11th at 1:00pm at http://tobtr.com/11788122 Thanks!

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Chatting With Sherri welcomes back multi-talented photographer; Ian L. Sitren!

Ian L Sitren is a multi-talented photographer. He creates amazing pictures of athletes, models, actors and aircraft! “As a little boy I used to build military aircraft models and hang them from the ceiling in my room. Now I get to photograph them and fly in historic and military airplanes from World War II and many others.”

“My project about the Yiddish Theatre has it’s beginning with my own family. Uncle Izzy as he was known in our family, was one of the pioneers of the Yiddish Theatre along 2nd Avenue in New York City along with the famous Maurice Schwartz. The impact of the Yiddish Theatre through the Century and today reaches from Edward G. Robinson, Irving Berlin, and even Marlon Brando and so very much more. Indeed without the Yiddish Theatre even “Apocalypse Now” may never have been the motion picture it became.”

“Photo excursions started out a few years ago with me just looking for interesting shoot locations. Then a couple of my friends wanted to come along so they became road trips for the purpose of finding the odd and unusual. One of the guys in our group does paintings from his photographs and is now in galleries here in Southern California and Montana and has been in number of prestigious art shows. Another of our group has also been successful in art shows with his photographs, here and abroad. Art Patron Magazine last year did a story about our photo excursions.”


Grafitti At Rock-A-Hoola

Some examples of the graffiti at Rock-A-Hoola, an abandoned waterpark east of Barstow in the Mojave Desert.

From a photo excursion in June 2018. Camera was a Fujifilm X-T1 using the Velvia film simulation. Lens was the Fujifilm XF 16-55 f/2.8.

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Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

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Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

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Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

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Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

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Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

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Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert


Rock-A-Hoola

Rock-A-Hoola, an abandoned waterpark, east of Barstow in the Mojave Desert. Built as a private resort in the 1950’s, opened to the public in 1962. Renovated and re-opened in 1998. In 1999 an employee using one of the slides into a partially empty pool became a paraplegic and was awarded $4.4 million in a payout. After various owners it closed for good in 2004.

From a photo excursion in June 2018. Camera was a Fujifilm X-T1 using the Velvia film simulation. Lens was the Fujifilm XF 16-55 f/2.8.

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert


Photo Excursion Old Downtowns

A photo excursion on May 29th. Scenes and places we would often overlook, like a cleaners that many decades ago was the police station. This is the second half of this excursion exploring through old downtown areas. I have been doing photo excursions for a few years now. Others who have joined with me have been successful in their art of photography, painting and printing their works. This series shot on my Fujifilm X-T3 and XF16-55mm F2.8 lens.

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Photo Excursion

A photo excursion on May 29th. Scenes and places we would often overlook. I have been doing photo excursions for a few years now. Others who have joined with me have been successful in their art of photography, painting and printing their works. This series shot on my Fujifilm X-T3 and XF16-55mm F2.8 lens.

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Photo Excursion Post Shelter In Place

My buddy Dennis Johnson and myself cancelled a photo excursion that was scheduled for the day the Shelter In Place went into effect back in March. And here on the day it was lifting we did do a photo excursion. Photographs here on my Blog this coming week. We were both shooting Fujifilm X-Series cameras.

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On The Beach Today

I have found a great place to “Shelter In Place” with an ocean view and still travel. Well maybe not. A Soviet Navy B-39 Submarine, the largest conventionally powered submarine ever built. Likely this one stalked U.S. Navy vessels out of San Diego.

From a photo excursion from Palm Springs to San Diego. At the Maritime Museum San Diego. Photographed with my Hasselblad H4D-40 and HC80mm lens.

This submarine and our current times reminds me of the 1959 motion picture “On The Beach” directed by Stanley Kramer. It takes place during the aftermath of a nuclear war. A tremendous motion picture with an all-star cast. However the similarities to today are somewhat discomforting.

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Photo Excursion Success

Congratulations to my friend Dennis Johnson. From our photo excursion to Yermo a few months ago…

“Thank you to American Society of Railway Artists and The Railroad Tourist for posting my recent painting, “Yermo”. The painting of several box cars, inspired by a photo excursion to the Union Pacific Rail Yard in Yermo, CA in February. Painting specifications: Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″.”

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Submarine Social Distancing

It is a room with a view but social distancing probably would not work. Barely had enough room to shoot a photo (Hasselblad digital camera). Sheltering in place.

San Diego Excursion


Art Out West

The art works of my good friend Dennis Johnson at the Frame Of Reference Fine Art Gallery in Whitefish Montana. Much of his art from photographs shot on our photo excursions over the last few years.
The art works themselves photographed by me for display; with a Hasselblad digital camera system. Thanks! https://frameref.com/fine-art/dennis-johnson/
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I Miss Being Out – Sheltering In Place

I miss being out and meeting new friends. Sheltering in place. A photo of a photo on the wall, Lute’s Casino Restaurant, Yuma AZ.

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Adult Superstore

Honestly we were not looking for this when we pulled off the freeway. An amazingly remote place for it. We were actually looking for a still standing Muffler Man. And we did find it. We found a few on that trip. Do you know the Muffler Man? Check it out here… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muffler_Men  On one of my photo excursions.

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Bra Magic

Should I? On one of my road trip photo excursions.

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Hangar Of Art

The interior of this hangar is a work of art. Reminds me of the complex mathematically inspired lithographs by Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (June 17 1898 – March 27 1972).

This is at the Barstow-Daggett Airport originally built in 1933. During World War II it became home for A-20 Havoc bombers and P-38 Lightnings. Eventually taken over by the Fourth Air Force tasked as air defense for the Western United States. Now maintained by the County of San Bernardino.

From a recent photo excursion and photographed on a Fujifilm X-H1 camera with the Fujifilm XF16-55mm f2.8 lens.

Hangar At Daggett


Once Upon A Time At The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea was once one of the biggest attractions in the country. A billboard at the road in to Bombay Beach.

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Selfie At The Daggett Garage

My attempt at a selfie on a photo excursion last week.

At the Dagget Garage built in the 1880’s in the Borax area as a locomotive repair roundhouse. Moved by a 20-mule-team to the Waterloo Mill and Mine in 1896. Then moved to it’s current location in Daggett California in 1912.

Served as an auto repair shop on old Route 66 until World War II when it became a mess hall for troops guarding nearby railroad bridges.

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I Am An Artist

I am an artist! Well I am in the latest issue of Art Patron magazine anyway. Along with my two buddies, Dennis Johnson and Hunter Johnson. (No they are not related)

A two page story with our photographs and art works from our photo excursions. Very Fun! The magazine is distributed in galleries and museums. Take a look at the full magazine here in the online edition… http://bit.ly/31xlUPs

The first full page photo shot by me with a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and XF16-55 2.8 lens. Iso6400 and 1/18 second at f/2.8. Inside the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley.
Thank You to writer and artist Barbara Gothard!

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Antediluvian Tea

I love this woman and the scene and the entire design! A resort that once was “away” from the big city. Not in Palm Springs but in Southern California. Anyone want to guess where this is from? I was there on Monday.

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Found The Garage

Now I know where it is… Old roadside sign in Yermo CA. On a photo excursion last week.

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No Apple Pay Here

I am guessing they don’t take Apple Pay. On a photo excursion on Old Hwy 58 Southwest of Barstow CA.

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Great Model On A Photo Excursion

Met this great model on a photo excursion yesterday. Never talked too much at all, but can really strike a pose and has an amazing sense of style.

Been so busy lately and not keeping up with my blogging. So I am just starting here from yesterday. One of the stops on this photo excursion was Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner in Yermo CA. An original Route 66 roadside stop built in 1954.

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