An old train depot used to shelter travelers and train hoppers from the heat.
A woman walks past an abandoned sports supplies store in Niland, CA, the closest town near Slab City.
Graffiti that has been left behind on a concrete pillar, expresses pain from the past. Many people and travelers come to Slab City to look for salvation from life in the past.
The remains of houses are left on The Salton Sea's desert beaches, once populated with summer vacation homes and resorts. It is mostly abandoned with just memories of the past.
The remains of a sailboat left docked on The Salton Sea's desert beaches, once populated with summer vacation homes and resorts. It is mostly abandoned with just memories of the past.
An old abandon pier shows the decreased water line from what once was a popular vacation spot.
A couple that has traveled with their motorcycle club walks on the top of Salvation Mountain. The mountain is kept under watch and is maintained by a caretaker who is chosen by the family of Leonard Knight.
A man walks the grounds of Salvation Mountain that brings thousands of tourists every year. Salvation Mountain, created by the late Leonard Knight. Salvation Mountain stands next to Slab City.
Paint cans sit in the hot sun of the Sonoran Desert that have been donated and used to paint on top of layers of old paint, straw, and mud that have been placed over the two decades of building Salvation Mountain.
Signs point directions to some of the attractions and services for tourists from all over the world. Slab City has many establishments such as a Library, Church, Radio Station, Sticker Store, and even a crashed U.F.O.
Jack Two Horse is the founder of Slab City Radio, a local radio station that talks about anything. Jack was once a real state broker in Orange County, California. When the 2008 housing bubble burst, Jack was looking to change his life and found Slab City.
A famous art piece of a wall of televisions is displayed sharing sublimated messages about how the T.V. lies and manipulates the viewer. With no electricity in Slab City, residents have invited ways to power electronics using wind and solar power.
A giant figure is seen in the distance of the hot desert near East Jesus of Slab City. A famous music festival is hosted every year in Chocella Valley just miles from the Slabs; this has brought a population of wealthy young people to occupy a desert. A new community is forming known as the "The Burning Man" community. The community is a rip off of the giant festival located in the Nevada desert that is a week-long and known to be a place with no laws or money.
In the night, two tents are illuminated by light. Visitors are always welcomed to stay in Slab City. The only condition visitors are asked to respect the locals.
A portrait of a man named Charles shares his experience in Slab City. Charles talks about how he rescues animals dumped in the desert by owners who don't want them. He says he has the only zoo in Slab City.
A jaw bone is left on a table inside a shack of Slab City. Nothing is wasted in the slabs.
Tourists explore a patio tower in East Jesus, one of the most visited sites in Slab City. The East Jesus community is well known for its art installations made from scraps of materials that have been donated or found in the desert.
A cross stands next to an old train depot used to shelter travelers and train hoppers from the heat.
Skeletons of fish are seen on the beaches of The Salton Sea. The fish have been killed due to the high salinity, one kind of fish can survive in the lake known as Tilapia.
A man with a unique tattoo named Cuervo has been exiled from Slab City for reasons unknown. Cuervo lives in a hut and is accompanied by the two ponies that he rides all over the desert.
A crane stands in the water of the Salton Sea. The sea was once connected to the Colorado River. In 1900, the California Development Company began constructing irrigation canals to divert water from the Colorado River. This was done to allow local farmers to use their water for their crops.