About the Book
The Mojave Desert: Yesterday and Today
The images of yesterday fade from our minds as quickly as the desert landscape alters after an earthquake. For many the only recollection that we have of the original miners, shop-keepers, real estate tycoons, and whores are through whiskey drenched stories, and tattered photographs.
Jim has taken those tattered images and brought them back to life, recapturing them today. He has stood where those original photographers have stood, retracing their footprints across the desert.
Large Format Coffee Table Book
Dimensions: 9" x 10"
Historic & Modern Photographs
Nearly 200 historic photographs, each recaptured.
All images are presented in traditional black & white.
Hand Numbered, and limited to 500 copies.
Sample the Project
Click images for before and after images.
Downtown Beatty, NV in 1934.
Looking east on Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA. (1938)
Texaco Station along Route 66 in Amboy, CA. (1948)
1906 parade on Golden Street in Rhyolite, NV.
Eagle Mountain outside of Death Valley Junction, in 1930.
The Exchange Club in downtown Beatty, NV. (1934)
The Amargosa Hotel, Death Valley Junction in 1935.
Fourth of July celebration in 1908, Rhyolite, Nevada.
I need your help.
It is with much enthusiasm that I report that this project is 75% funded! Thank you to everyone who has believed in this project, and have helped back it from the ground level. In other news, I just returned from a 3-day trip that was exclusively for shooting this project. I recreated several photographs in[…]
After just a few days, I am very pleased to announce that The Mojave Desert: Yesterday & Today is 1/3 funded! It actually happened much quicker than I had anticipated, and hope that it is a sign that the project will be 100% funded in the coming weeks. I’d like to extend a massive thank[…]