The rust and weeds and piled snow of this truck photograph speak to abandonment of the past, at the same time the elegant lines of the truck speak of the art of design that spans generations. The structures in the distance, intentionally out of focus, speak to a ghost town or some other abandoned place. The bleak gray sky and snow speak to me in the same tones that Andrew Wyeth’s tempura paintings of Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania–not nostalgia, though that is an element of it–but of emotion, perhaps sadness. In any event, Brad Mitchell created a masterpiece here that I would be proud to hang on my wall.
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Read more about how this photo was made at Making of ’37 Chevy Coupe.