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Lottie's House by enunez
In its state of arrested decay, the town of Bodie in California takes us back in time for a glimpse of a real Wild West town. Gold was discovered in the area in 1859, and a mill established by 1861. The town started with about 20 miners and grew to an estimated population of more than 8,000 people by 1880, making it at the time one of the most highly populated towns in California.

Although only a handful of rangers live here now, Bodie is alive with the memories and stories of its townspeople and the lives they led. Behind the dust, shadows, and loneliness of the place, imagination fills the gap. Sometimes, the town appears to be frozen in time, the people from its boom and bust heyday strangely absent. At other times, one can't help but make comparisons with the present day and wonder at how much -- or how little -- things have changed.

I just posted a set of images from Bodie, I hope they give you an insight into this historic and remarkable place, both indoors and out, a perspective beyond the ordinary tourist view or a too-brief peek through the windows.

They are part of a portfolio to be exhibited at ModernBook Gallery, for a show called "Foto Nova 19: An Exhibit by Bay Area Photographers". The result of a Stanford Continuing Studies' class to prepare students for an exhibit.

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themobius Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Congrats! Your work is almost done I imagine. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make the opening, but you'll be swamped anyway!! Cool shots. I've never been a big Bode fan myself...seems like it's been way over done. But, your BW shots are refreshingly different!

I just got jurried into the Pence Gallery in Davis...should be an interesting show! All thanks to Gitta in the end. I imagine next you'll be taking the book class ;)
enunez Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009

Thanks for your comments. I kind of agreed with your comments in regards to some subjects been overdone, but I believe it is always a matter of interpretation and expression from the artist, otherwise we will be limited for the millions of subjects already done to death, like landscapes, sunset, sunrises, etc. I still photograph, and try to give it either my touch or interpretation.

Congrats on being juried to the gallery in Davis.

I am thinking about the book class, but not sure yet.
themobius Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Yep, and you succeeded with Bode. That seriously says something about your photography skills. To be able to go to a place that realy is among the most over photographed places (especially seemingly in camera clubs) and be able to pull off an original looks says something for sure.

Now, just as long as you don't go to one of those horse places and get the backlit photographs of horses in teh dust, I'll still continue to watch and enjoy your work ;)

The book class sounds like a better deal this year since they're throwing in one book for free. Last year we had to buy all of our books. Coming off the exhibition class, it might wear you out. still need to take photographs :)
E-Davila-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Edward, I just went to a "Tertulia Venezolana", and it was a lot of fun. You can see some of the photos in FaceBook. Take Care!
Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
wonderful information !!!!
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow..that sounds cool to have an exhibit! Good luck with it
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