New Idria

August 2010: New Idria, after the fire

I’ve shot New Idria several times, and its always been an amazing experience. For me, its at least a 4 hr drive, The last hour being curvy, Ill maintained mountainous roads. You get there, and you feel completely isolated, minus the one family that still lives in town on the weekends. So you gotta be quiet, even though there might not be anybody around for 5 miles. I heard it had caught fire, and many structures were lost to the flames, so we made the trek again, to photograph the ever changing landscape of a historic Quicksilver mining town.