Tuesday, April 12, 2011

1949 Mercury

South Central LA, a section of the City of Angel's who’s reputation is anything but angelic. It may seem to some that this part of the city is about as far south of heaven that one can get. Still, it is home to many residents of all types. One such resident, this 1949 Mercury, daily prowls the south central streets and attracts all types of stares from passersby. As I write this blog, the Mercury will be gone within the week. Soon, it will be packed into a cargo container and on its way to the United Kingdom. I’m glad I got to shoot her before she disappears from these shores forever.

Once again sorry for the lame watermarks, but some bone smugglers have been stealing my work and posting it on their blogs!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Classic Chevy Truck

It’s all about the quality of light. Whether it is natural or artificial, well placed light can make any vehicle attractive. I must admit, it does help if the car is attractive to begin with…it might be a tough sell to make a Datsun B210 look good in any type of light. Thankfully this is no Datsun! Take for example this ‘39 Chevy truck. The soft golden light of California’s setting sun worked its magic on this former farm hand. A classic look for sure, the outer darkness black suede paint combined with the brimstone red steel wheels and the angelic glowing halos of the wide whites. “They” may say this look had been beaten to death like a rival fan in the parking lot of Dodger stadium. Who cares what they say anyway? I call it beautiful, and the golden light with the black suede makes it an ideal piece of eye candy.

PS. Sorry about the watermarks on the photos, some dumb bastards have been stealing my photos and putting it on their blogs! So now I have to ruin my photos in order to ensure thieves don’t steal my work and repost it as their own.