The work is by Jim Fiscus (and his illustrator / business partner / wife Lisa Fiscus) http://altpick.com/spot/fiscus/index.php
You can see a portfolio of his work at http://www.fiscusphoto.com/
Jim Fiscus shoots film and depends a lot on the film processing to achieve his "look." After scanning, he uses a lot of different Photoshop techniques to achieve his final effect. The most distinguishing feature of his work is his use of a duplicated channel (usually the blue,) set to a contrasty blending mode (overlay, hard light, etc).
This effect, by the way was pioneered by Andrze Dragan http://www.andrzejdragan.com
A couple of years ago, an amateur photographer who goes by the name Lazlo developed a formula to simulate the effect. He called it the Lazlo Effect. Here is a link to his formula. At the end is an action that you can download. Pictures by Lazlo
Because duplicating the blue channel takes a few extra steps, most methods use a shortcut of duplicating the highlights of an image onto a working layer.
I have little patience for people who use actions instead of developing their technique. It is something like using a cheap point and shoot camera. If youíre serious about what youíre doing, get in the game. If not, shoot from the sidelines and donít get in my way.