'Eat Lo Gas' California 2006
Just East of Baker California on the Interstate heading to Vegas: this was the remainder of a gas station at the top of a long climb out of the bottom end of Death Valley. Baker is one of my favorite places in the World ... and it is a total dump of a place. If you we're looking to get murdered, Baker at 3.00am would be a good place to start. The plus side: Baker during the winter months has the best light anywhere, and in the early hours it is like being in your own private Hollywood Classic. I found the Baker locations after researching 'The Misfits' with Marilyn Munroe and Clarke Gable: See Eve Arnolds on set images with Marilyn shot just north of Baker. Also see Madonna's 'Frozen' Video shot in the same location. The 'Lo Gas' sign also turns up at the beginning of The Rolling Stones 'Ride em on Down' video.