In the spring of 2012 I paid a visit to central Nevada to photograph US Highway 50 (The Loneliest Road in America), the town of Austin, ghost towns and other interesting things in the area.

 I was first introduced to the area in 2004, when I ran along route 50, through Austin with the TREK USA San Francisco to Boston relay run for charity — 10 runners, 20 miles/day each, 25 days across 13 states. Of the 13 states we ran through, Nevada was the one I wanted to return to the most. The stark beauty of the desert and the hospitality of the people in Austin had an undying appeal to me. I wanted to go back and experience the area as a photographer this time, not as a runner.

It was a long time coming but worth the wait. I flew into Reno on the 26th of April then rolled into Austin on the 27th. I spent the next four days shooting the landscape, ghost towns and abandoned ranches. In the evenings I turned my camera towards the town of Austin itself.

Above is “Rolling into Austin” Probably the signature shot from the trip. It was featured in the July/August print edition of Nevada Magazine along with a shot of Stokes Castle. Click on the thumbnail image (above left) to see the spread as it appears in the magazine. Also, be sure to check out Nevada Magazine’s on-line edition.

Below you will find a collection of blog posts featuring images from the trip. Among the locations shot were Belmont, Ione, Manhattan and (of course) Austin.

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