I've just learned that night photographer Warren Bates
was killed Friday night when his car was hit by a train a few miles outside of Amboy, CA. Although I never met Warren, I had many email discussions with him after he released his night photography website, Road to Zzyzx, ten years ago. I had just created my night photography website the same year. Back then, before Flickr and Facebook and digital SLR's, there were only a few night photography websites, and everyone knew each by email, if not in person.
(Bagdad, CA 2000. Photo by Warren Bates)
You can read the entire article
from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Rest in peace, Warren.