5 thoughts on “88

  1. I’m not sure I like it as much as I am intrigued by it Sam. A priori knowledge spoils some images though because I “see” the whole car even though just a slice of it is represented here. As a kid those were grampa cars so it’s missing the classic feel (for me) The crusty chrome and dirty streaks make me think “Seattle Grunge Scene.” It beckoned a second look and that’s what an image should do.

  2. It’s interesting you read it this way. Most of my car shots strive to idealize the machine. I take imperfections out and process to recapture the glory of the original expression. Sometimes I feel like I do that too much, and this car is one that hasn’t been overly maintained, I guess you’d say. It actually IS a little grungier than some I have shot. As I looked at the RAW here I realized it was a nice chance to put more of an authentic spin on what I was seeing.

  3. I have no idea about cars and didn’t automatically associated the image with automobiles. Now knowing this, it has changed my perspective slightly. I do really like the shot, for me it reads as a forgotten icon lost but cherished.

    • And I think that’s a really good way to look at it. Sometimes we see old cars at a show, cars that have been meticulously maintained and that spend most of their lives in a hermetically sealed garage away from the world. Then there are the people who drive their classics around, exposing them to whatever the world might throw at them. Which type of machine is more cherished, really? This 88 isn’t a showpiece, but it’s obviously loved.

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