Burnt Building

Oliver Gagliani is one of my most influential photographers. In 1980 I attended Oliver’s two-week workshop in Virginia City, Nevada where, to this day, I am attracted to old abandoned building.

Oliver did most his work in Nevada’s ghost towns. He also enjoyed western landscapes, particularly Yosemite. It was on one of the many trips to Yosemite where he ventured into Curry Village and was immediately drawn to the stitched repairs on the tent cabins canvas fabric where he photographed a series of abstracts.

I have been to Death Valley on numerous occasions photographing the dunes and rock formations. During my last visit, I was lured into a burnt building located across from Furnace Creek Inn. The results of that day are shown below, a tribute to Mr. Gagliani. 

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