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Weekend Surfing: Lost America

Looking for some weekend reading? Photographer and Strobist reader Troy Paiva makes the wrecked cars, abandoned trailers and decrepit aircraft skeletons of the American desert west his ghostly subjects at his website, Lost America.

Using a balance of moonlight, multicolored strobe pops and light painting with a flashlight Troy evokes a surreal mood in these once-glorious, now rusted-out settings.

Troy has a large volume of work that comprises many years. He has a book and a ton of pix posted in the Strobist Flickr pool.

And there's a detailed how-to page on his site, too .

By Mike H.


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