Popular Mechanics

For Throwback Thursday I’m bringing out a photo that I shot for the Popular Mechanics May 1995 cover when I was with Garrett Metal Detectors. The publisher sent the map illustration and Charles Garrett brought in a briefcase full of real treasure for the shot… gold dust & nuggets, Spanish reales & other old coins, and a few old relics. Everything was laid out on some old boards in the studio, lit with gobos & halogen lighting, and shot using an old Calumet large-format 4×5 camera.

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