The images in this series are made at night or at sunrise around Bakersfield, California using my headlights to illuminate the scene. The focus of the project is the peripheral areas between the suburbs and the agricultural and industrial areas that surround them. The light transforms these familiar places, details are revealed, while much of the area is obscured by darkness. The use of my headlights limits the photographs to places that I can access by car. California’s Central Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and the influx of people causes the edge of town to constantly shift, as new sub-divisions and industrial parks spring up. An almond orchard photographed in the spring may well be a housing tract by the fall. In this group of images I hope to capture this shifting and fractured landscape.