I have always been drawn to industrial and factory buildings as subjects for my photographs. This image taken in the small mining town of Trona, California which is located next to Searles Dry Lake, south of Death Valley. The dry lake bed contains a plethora of sodium and potassium minerals of the carbonate, sulfate, borate and halide classes, due to long sedimentation and evaporation processes which occurred over a period of about 150,000 years.
The first time I visited Trona and saw this factory I was returning back to LA after a trip to Death Valley. The factory is covered in bright white dust from processing the minerals from the lake bed. Along with the bright desert sun the buildings almost jump out of the landscape.