Limited edition palladium print. This print is limited to a total of 36 palladium prints and 3 artist proofs on sekishu torinoko gampi.
‘53 Chevy - Queen, Pennsylvania - 2011
In a classic turn of events, I had wondered off the beaten path in southwestern Pennsylvania. The day was long and the sun was starting to fall down toward the horizon. The mountains had played havoc with my gps system. I keep thinking of that timeless quote, “All that wonder are not lost.” That sounds all and good until you really are lost deep in the mountains with nightfall approaching. All hope of finding civilization was fading fast. Enter Queen Pennsylvania. The actual town had a dozen or so houses. In the center of town parked in a front yard was a beaten up '53 Chevy that had seen better days. The front porch had a swing and a rebel flag draped over the large picture window. Visions of a very large shotgun toting hillbilly filled my mind. By chance I managed to meet a neighbor. She was very friendly and told me that the house with the rebel flag was occupied by “a nice young man.”
With that statement in mind I rolled the dice and set up my camera in front of the car. At that very moment the owner of the house was pulling up in a large pickup truck complete with a gun rack and rebel flag. Turns out he really was a nice young man. We talked a spell as I composed the shot. As for the Chevy. All that character is now lost to a restoration job. Ironically when I first looked at the Chevy I was not real impressed. Could be I was blind with hunger. Those little packs of peanut butter crackers in my backpack can only take artistic inspiration so far. In the end I was very happy with the results. I shot this image with an 8x20 view camera on ilford HP5 film.