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A symbol of the American Dream, a car is a metaphor built of imagination and steel, sculpted forms, the output of manufacturing lines and factories, hot sparks, working hands, physical labor, sweaty brows—the design of a dream.

Taken on the streets of Seattle in 2010-11, this collection explores feelings that cars of the 1960s and 1970s evoke in me, an immigrant, of an American past that is hard for me to get a handle on.

All images captured and edited on iPhone 3Gs.


About the Author

Star Rush
srush360 Seattle, Wash. iPhone 3Gs

I am a Seattle street and documentary photographer, writer, and educator. I'm a founding member of the global photography collective, Mobile Photo Group,, and a member of the Seattle artist collective,

I am an advocate of mobile photography and a contributing editor on

I teach composition & rhetoric at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Wash.

Publish Date  August 25, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  22 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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jamescampbel says

Great book concept. Adding this to my wishlist.

posted at 03:52pm Nov 27 PST


magneticart says

Wonderful work Star !!

I consider these cars to be one of the last visual remnants of the American dream that I experienced in my youth.
Alongside the "nostalgic crave" these car photo provoke in me, I perceive your photos as a somber, poetic exploration of a psychological ghost town I feel fortunate to have witnessed at a time when it was bustling with hopes and shining certainties made of steel.
Well done. This goes, recession permitting, on my "to buy" list !!

posted at 11:21am Aug 27 PST


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