It’s 2 a.m., and Bradley Garrett is in the middle of the Mojave Desert outside an aircraft graveyard at an old military base. As he and three friends are figuring out how to scale the huge fence, headlights approach, and they duck behind tiny desert sage bushes to hide in what Garrett calls a “Scooby Doo moment.” Finally, after the guard passes, and after avoiding a second guard inside, the group gleefully climbs around old 747s until the dawn breaks.
It’s just one out of hundreds of nights Garrett has spent exploring over the last five years as part of his PhD work at Oxford University. Stunning photos from those nights are part of Garrett’s new book, Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City. [more]