Earlier this week Troy Paiva and I let our night photography workshop email list know that the owners of the Pearsonville junkyard are crushing and recycling a large number of cars this month. A crew will be living at the yard full-time, and they hope to complete the work by the end of January. About 200 cars in the NW section of the yard will be spared from the jaws of the crusher. We won't know whether the location will still be suitable for night photography workshops until next month.
We're researching new workshop locations, and will send an email update as soon as there is any news. If you're aware of any large junkyards in the Western U.S. that might make a good location, we'd love to hear from you. We'd be happy to negotiate a finder's fee if things work out.
The tag-line for this workshop has always been: "Pearsonville, as it is today, will be gone in a few short years." Well, time is up. We'd like to extend a big thank you to the attendees of the 7 amazing workshops that were hosted at Pearsonville between 2008-2010. We appreciate your support, creativity, and spirit of adventure. A special tip of the hat to Mike Hows for originally sharing this location with us.
Whether you're a Pearsonville alumni with a rusty tear in your eye, or a night photography workshop was on your short list for 2011, stay tuned -- Pearsonville may be a garter belt on your rear view mirror, but who knows what exciting locations await.