Light Among the Ruins

At a restored, mid-century modern desert resort in the little town of Borrego Springs just east of San Diego, there are remnants of about 50 old bungalows on the outskirts of the property. Most are just slabs. The remaining structures are missing walls and roofs. Since I first stayed there several years ago, I’ve been draw to photograph the “ruins” as the resort staff calls them. This is the beginning of a series combining my interest in light painting with my fascination with this location. The structures create a stage for the light painted figures while the vastness of the open desert is still visible through the missing roofs and walls.