Vintage Wreck

Vintage Wreck

Size: A3+ (13"x19") shipped ready to hang in your choice of a classic glass frame or a hanging magnetic frame. If you have the right size frame of your own, worry not, you can order the print itself at a $15 discount.


The photo: Going on about our lives in the day-to-day rush we often miss the little things which happen in our surroundings. A scratch on a car, a dent in a wall, your neighbor’s grass now outgrowing the yard. It is not until we stop, think about it, and absorb this new information do we care to ask a question: “Well how did that happen?”. However, when you’re presented with a piece of “history” which has seen better days, all of that information collected over the many years has waited for too long, giving it no time to process, it hits at an astonishing speed and the question turns into a fascination. This capture is filled with detail surrounding what otherwise would be an ordinary car (or junk, if you wish). From the overflowing grass peaking from every opening, to the unique paintjob; from the rolled up metal net, to the wood debris in the cabin; from all of the dents and scratches, to the shine of the bumper… there are too many questions, and none of them have answers. Perhaps this is the point when common objects turn into pieces of art (or again, junk, if you wish). The exemplary reproduction of details given the fine texture of Hahnemühle's Photo Rag Pearl Paper serves justice to this capture. Meanwhile, this paper’s natural saturation of colour perfectly translates the complexity of the subject and the mood of the background in this photo.


Location: 51°30'38.2"N 113°29'46.8"W


Behind the scenes: Driving out on the look for abandoned places, I was ecstatic when I saw the little abandoned farm with the wrecked car near it. The problem was getting there. As you may tell from the photo, the time of year was early spring. Of course, the road leading up to the little farm has been long gone, and I was separated from Vintage Wreck by a ~200 meters stretch of half melted snow and mud, and a couple meter wide runoff stream. It was time to get dirty.


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