Fresh material from my most recent trip to Far West Texas is now up on the Arthur Magazine site. Click here to read “Dread Zeppelins: Letter from West Texas,” a short photo essay about the the U.S. Air Force’s tethered aerostat radar system — aka “the drug blimp” — based outside of Marfa, TX.
Tim Dundon is California’s self-proclaimed “Guru of Doo Doo,” a visionary compost wizard living in a tropical forest that lies between Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains in the unincorporated community of Altadena. I profiled Dundon — an extremely knowledgeable, endlessly charming and slightly paranoid man — for the December 2007 issue of Arthur Magazine. “The Sodfather” ran with absolutely gorgeous photography by Eden Batki — the above photos are my own.
The original version of the story can be found on the Arthur Magazine website. An earlier draft of the story that includes extra material regarding Dundon’s paranoid fantasies regarding the Illuminati, the Moonies, et al, can be found after the jump.