talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

california valley

Published 25 Mar 2016 – Updated 29 Jul 2017

the carrizo plain

California Valley is a city-that-never-was (not to be confused with California City, a different city-that-never-was) out in the Carrizo Plain of central California. The street grids were platted and lots sold, but the extreme dryness of the region doomed the city, and few people ever moved to the area. Now, the area has gone solar, as nobody can think of anything better to do with the land.

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".