Thursday, May 9, 2013

Print: Worthless

I came across this car (a mustang?) behind an auto-body shop in Winnetka. The owner of the shop said it had been sitting there for over ten years, and that he was planning on getting rid of it soon. It's pretty sad, that this beautifully constructed car is sitting in a dusty back-alley; tires flat, windows broken, body rusted out, just waiting to die. It makes me think of "The Brave Little Toaster", when the toaster and his friends end up in a junkyard, and the cars all sing as they get sent to the crusher.

This song used to scare the shit out of me as kid. The face on that crusher... ugh. Now, looking back, I think it's an excellent, yet depressing song, with some great lyrics, especially for a kid's movie. The song teachers that no matter who we are, or what we do, we're all going to die in the end, so we have to enjoy the time we have.

As I was making the print, I found myself wondering what kind of adventures this back-alley car had been on. What would its song be like?

I used my Mamiya C330 with a 55mm wide-angle lens. Thanks for looking!