This 5th volume of the Car Art Series focuses on those cars and trucks I have photographed, mostly at custom car and hot rod events, that are either finished in primer, still have their original patina, are partly finished in bare metal or are actual rat rods. Many are not yet finished and some may never be, but their owners take them out and have fun in them as they are. They may be imperfect and a bit rusty, but I and many others, love that aspect of these old cars and trucks. Some are historic creations from the 1960’s and 1950’s that were once newly customized and freshly painted and have deteriorated as they have been driven and aged. They have their own distinctive charm and look and definitely get driven in most cases, as opposed to the pristinely finished vehicles that are often trailered to events or only driven limited amounts.
I have always had a fondness for the unique look of these vehicles and the interesting image making opportunities that result from photographing them. In many cases I have applied effects in the computer to give them what I think is the ideal look for the car and the scene it is in. It is always difficult deciding what to include and not include in a book of this size, but I have attempted to show a pretty diverse set of different makes of car and truck, different venues and different styles.
I am a Colorado based photographer whose love for photography and cars started at a very early age. I have been photographing cars for over thirty years, traveling to car shows, salvage yards and practically anywhere else in order to see and photograph interesting vehicles of all types. I am available for car portrait sessions, magazine work and related projects. Most of the images in my books are available for sale as fine art prints. Please direct all inquiries to Dan@photoart101.com. Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.
Car Art - Rod and Custom Car Show Magic - Collector's Edition Published June 23, 2014
Carscapes - Collectors Edition Published June 20, 2014
Notes, Ideas and Other Musings Published December 02, 2013
Car Art - Ornamentia Published November 15, 2012
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