Roy’s Motel along old Route 66 in Amboy California. From one of my photo excursions.
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.
This time of year, let’s give a moment of thought to the lonely abandoned windsocks who stand guard doing their duty, day and night, and without any acknowledgement. Let’s raise a glass!
I now have copies of Art Patron Magazine where myself and my two photography excursion buddies are featured. A multiple page story with my photograph from the interior of the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley as the opening spread. Thanks!
Art Patron Magazine promotes the arts, artists, and cultural tourism in Laguna Beach and Palm Springs and reaches 100,000 readers each issue. Available in art galleries, museums and magazine stands. Read this issue online at http://bit.ly/31xlUPs
“Bringing the Past into the Present”
“Three Contemporary Photographers”
… a collaboration of Palm Springs-based photographers Dennis Johnson, Hunter Johnson and Ian L. Sitren, represents a contemporary approach to capturing the allure of the desert environment and the remnants of days gone by. The three are following in the footsteps of such illustrious predecessors as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Edward Curtis and master of railroad photography Richard Steinheimer.
Ian, the catalyst for the start of the collaboration in 2014, was scouting locations for bodybuilding and model shoots at the Salton Sea and invited Dennis to tag along. Both men, it seems, had been taking photographs around California from the Mexican border to Joshua Tree National Park. Hunter joined when he realized that he, too, shared their interest in exploring the unusual and extraordinary out-of-the way places in the Mojave Desert and beyond—up and down Highway 66, around the Salton Sea and into Death Valley.
- Art Patron Magazine – Summer 2019
- Story by Barbara Gothard
A video montage that I created for a gallery show I did with the Michael Weems Collection Gallery creating a separate gallery called “Auto Erotica” in Palm Springs. The entire gallery was works of my photography and special auto body pieces by Michael Weems.
We even had built a seedy motel room in the gallery. Kind of road trip auto related Route 66 with erotic twists. Stacks of old televisions played another video montage of my creation. This video actually played through a peep hole in the blacked out front window of the gallery 24 hour per day 7 days per week. It was great fun!
Now I know where it is… Old roadside sign in Yermo CA. On a photo excursion last week.
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.
Hey Everyone! My buddies at the Sun Runner newspaper are taking you on a great trip on Route 66. You can spend a lot of time trying to figure out where to go and what to do on a trip like this and still miss so very much. Spend the few bucks and grab your cameras and get onboard for a fun and interesting journey unlike any other. As is said in my all time favorite ad slogan… “Just Do It”!
The news reports from the huge Bluecut Fire are nothing but sad. Also sad is the loss of the Summit Inn, a roadside Route 66 stop with it’s roots going back to 1928. Myself and friends stopped there just back in November on one of our photo excursions. Reminds me to get out and see more of the world, even when it is close by.
Weekends and nice weather. Makes me think of A Route 66 photo excursion. A trip a month ago and a Route 66 wall mural in Needles California. Sure makes a drab beige wall in the middle of town a lot more fun!
I am always wary of pickpockets! On a Route 66 photo excursion on the grounds of the Goffs Schoolhouse in the East Mojave Desert. Part of the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say I Love Art too! I am going to be making more of my art and making some plans. It could involve some of you in front of my cameras. If you might be interested, please subscribe to my Blog here. There will be details you might not be seeing anywhere else.
By the way, this was photographed on a photo excursion I did on Route 66 in California between Amboy and Needles.
Two of my buddies, cameras in hand, on a Route 66 excursion with me. A 14 hour and 409 mile round trip. Walking the grounds of the Goffs Schoolhouse of the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association.
They come from all over to travel Route 66! We did yesterday, 409 miles and 14 hours round trip. This mural was on the side of a gas station in Needles, California. Great fun!