Bodie State Historic Park has to be one of the most-photographed places in California. Many of the buildings and rusty old vehicles there are so familiar now, they’ve become visual clichés. It’s a challenge to do anything original photographically at Bodie, but I keep returning anyway, because it’s just a fun place to explore. And maybe, with persistence, one can eventually find something to see—something to say visually—that is at least a bit unusual.
Over the last few years I've been exploring the interplay of reflections and artifacts seen in and through Bodie’s windows. As in my Urban Windowscapes collection, I love finding these "found collages" of things seen directly and things reflected.
© Tim Messick