favorite #autoside of 2015

this 1959 ford pickup truck belonged to the current owner’s grandmother–bought new and in the family all these years.

i photographed it with a 4×5 camera, using a lateral shift movement and 2 sheets of film to create a diptych in which the front and back of the truck overlap.  you can see that the light changed a bit between the 2 shots–there was cloud cover in one and bright sunlight in the other.

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#autoside tuesday

if this handsome fellow looks familiar it’s because i also photographed him with my pentax 67ii while in marfa last july.  he’s part of the contact sheets in the marfa post from last fall.  and i’m still in love with that place…

marfa #autoside

marfa #autoside

p.s if you look hard you can see the marfa water tower peaking out from behind the trees.

 

 

#autoside tuesday

back on the wagon.  (pun totally intended.)  having laid aside my keyboard over the holidays, i’m way behind on posting these weekly.  coming back with a bang, here’s one of my all time favorite station wagon autosides.

east side station wagon #autoside

east side station wagon #autoside

i spotted this guy while running an errand deep in east austin and had to pull over and snag this shot.  what is it about rust that is total photographer catnip??  IDK but i love it.  save the shiny restored guys for the car shows; gimme the rust buckets.

#autoside tuesday

white wall tired beauty way down on the east side during EAST 2013 | shot with iphone4S

white wall tired beauty way down on the east side during EAST 2013 | shot with iphone4S

in honor of the East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) which is currently underway, i’m posting a gorgeous piece of art i encountered while taking the tour in 2013.

[in case you don’t know, EAST is…well, just what it sounds like: a self-guided tour of artists’ studios all over east austin.  a TON of studios, gallery spaces…and spaces that aren’t really studios or galleries, at all, open their doors for 2 weekends of open houses during which austin artists of all ilks show off and sell their wares.]

the event is amazing in its scope and i love visiting every year.  if you haven’t gone yet you should check it out this coming weekend.

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classic american convertible, used in the parade of drivers in 2012’s formula 1 race at the circuit of the americas

today being veteran’s day, i thought for this #autoside tuesday i’d post a classic american car in red, white, and blue.  this beauty was used in the parade of drivers who raced in the first formula one race at austin’s circuit of the americas track, back in november of 2012.

i got to be there, photographing the race and the track for austin monthly‘s blog.  it was loud and awesome and such a feast for the eyes to have 24 classic convertibles from the 60s along the track.

#autoside tuesday

old wagon in the cherrywood neighborhood, shot with iphone4S

old wagon in the cherrywood neighborhood, shot with iphone4S

this spooky guy seemed appropriate for a post-halloween post.  i think it’s a ford falcon station wagon from the 60s.  on an overcast day, in front of a yard where the tree has dropped a lot of its leaves, it goes from cool and retro to bleak and hearse-like pretty quickly.

if it were mine, i would paint it bright shiny red and head to the nearest drive-in to take in a double-feature of awesome B-movies.

#autoside tuesday

ford scout, spotted on a walk on the east side of austin / shot with iphone 4S

scout sportstar, spotted on a walk on the east side of austin / shot with iphone 4S

a little internet research taught me that these guys, built by international harvester between 1961 and 1980 (according to wikipedia), are pretty rare and sought after in the world of vintage SUV enthusiasts.  austinites seem to love them.  understandably.  they are awesome and i would totally love to get one for myself.  i wonder what kind of gas mileage they get…