Abandoned Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: California Revealed is an unforgettable nocturnal journey through secret locations hidden in the deserts of California. California has more than its share of abandoned planes, trains, and automobiles.
Famous for its aviation and aerospace, the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad, and car culture, California has long been at the forefront of transportation. Wander with Ken through rarely seen locations as he illuminates these forgotten scenes with light, creating haunting dreamlike exposures of several minutes or more. Immerse yourself in the experiences and adventures.
Discover precisely how these night photos are created. If you are a fan of creative photography, transportation history, or vivid travel stories, this exploration of California's abandoned planes, trains, and automobiles is for you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Ken Lee is a West Coast-based photographer who specializes in night photography. He incorporates “light painting”—illuminating the scene with handheld light—during the long exposure, choosing what to highlight and what to keep in shadow while the camera shutter is open. He loves the active, creative process, and finds that he gets to slow down and connect to the environment, often while exploring abandoned sites. His unusual, sometimes haunting night images have appeared in National Geographic books, Omni Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and many other publications.