Sunday, July 13, 2014

Out West: The Salton Sea on Film

I know I've already posted quite a few photos from the Salton Sea but it deserves to be represented on film as well. It's just unbelievable how far gone this area is. The most surprising thing about visiting here is not necissarily the abandonment and decay, but the contrast between the homes, RVs, and campers that have been torn apart by scrappers and mother nature, standing next to beautiful homes of the people who refuse to leave. Most of these few remaining residents do all that they can to make something beautiful out of a literal sea of decay. They take care of their lawns and plant beautiful gardens and yet they're surrounded by the trash and ruins left by their former neighbors.

The first series of photos are taken with my Holga.

The rest are 35mm photos.

Interested in purchasing this quaint abode?

The beach itself was beautiful, from a distance at least. 

Photos taken with Canon TL QL, 50mm f/1.8, 28mm f/2.5, using Kodak Gold 200, and Fujicolor Superia 200 film. Also taken with a Holga 120N, with Kodak Ektar 100 film.

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