Tag Archives: b&w photography

The Land That God Forgot, Part Three

The No Name Trailer Park, Pearsonville, California – April 1999 Driving through the Mojave is like passing through successive layers of California history. There are haunted places where nothing has changed in decades: little mom & pop motels quietly disintegrating, … Continue reading

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PanteĆ³n de Santa Rosalillita – Baja California

Something about Mexico is best left unspoken. It’s clear, almost obvious. To an American traveling south looking into death’s steady gaze can be unsettling. Best not to linger too long while the winter sun drops below the coastal range. Ray … Continue reading

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The Salt Mines

Western Salt Works, Chula Vista California In November of 1996 while driving around California on a magazine assignment I came across the Western Salt Works at the southern end of San Diego Bay. From the beginning I’d been interested in … Continue reading

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How To Make Something Beautiful (part one)

Wood-block print: Rolleiflex f/3.5 with rare reversed D. Start with something you love. It has to be the kind of thing you can’t leave alone, something with a pleasing heft, well made and beautiful. Like an old Rollei. Find a … Continue reading

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Flat Rock, Torrey Pines Beach

As the very last winter storm passed through Southern California, I hustled down the Flat Rock trail from the state park above with this photograph in mind. Intermittent rain, big clouds and wind were on the menu. I was carrying … Continue reading

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Central Baja California

I spent most of today sorting through B/W negatives and old scans updating the Mexico section of my website http://www.johndurantphotos.com and in the process relived some of my forty year relationship with Baja California. Continue reading

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Jesus Maria, Baja California 1988

Kodak TMX B&W film on the road in Baja California – December 1988 This photograph was made with my reliable Mamiya on TMX 120 – a film I reluctantly became familiar with in the early 1990s after Ilford forever altered … Continue reading

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