About the Book
My interest in cars has very little to do with style, performance or transportation. It has everything to do with their highly polished, colorful and finely sculpted surfaces.
It is well known that color can so dominate the experience of a photograph that it becomes the subject. That’s fine and appropriate. But in making the selections for this book I applied two criteria: the image had to be about the dance, the beautiful and fascinating interaction between light and surface, and it had to evoke in me a sense of the subject’s evolutionary past. The images had to both reflect and evoke reflection.
David L. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Communication and former director of the Television Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. His undergraduate degrees include Broadcasting (University of Cincinnati) and Professional Photography (Rochester Institute of Technology). His graduate degree in Communications Anthropology is from the University of Cincinnati. Before his tenure at Xavier University Mr. Smith was employed by Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, NY), K&S Films Incorporated, Taft Broadcasting Company (WKRC-TV), Scripps-Howard Broadcasting (WCPO-TV) and Kent State University where he was production manager for the local PBS station. His photographs have been exhibited and published in special interest magazines. His work was featured in the March, 2002 issue of Lenswork.