A very good Monday morning to you and Happy Turkey Day week. I hope you are looking forward to a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends, enjoying your time giving thanks for the entire blessings we have.
I am in Ohio on the last leg of a 3-week workshop road trip and I’m looking forward to making my way home to spend some quality time back in Sweet Home Alabama. I got to see my first snow flurry of the year while shooting in Lancaster, OH. As brief as it may have been, it was enough to want to push me south again. I have a few days left here with one last stop in Dayton which will most likely cause me to travel home on Thanksgiving Day but such is the life of a gypsy photographer.
Prior to coming to Ohio I was traveling and assisting with photographic workshops in Florida and Georgia. While in the Georgia area I decided to stop by one of my favorite photographic venues and see how Mother Nature had changed the landscape and also take the opportunity to visit with it’s very colorful owner Dean Lewis. Old Car City is a auto salvage grave yard that has been turned into a photographers paradise just by the very nature of just leaving all the cars in place and letting Mother Nature takes it’s natural course. Over the years the cars have continually been covered with pine needles that are creating a very unique and different type of auto art.
It appears that the well keep secret of this auto art paradise is no longer a well-kept secret. Since my last visit to the junkyard, with visits from the New York Times and CBS Sunday morning show, the word is getting out.
Dean appeared to be extremely excited about the potential of what this type of publicity would do for the business and I have not doubt that more “explorers” will be headed this way with cash in hand.
Old Car City has been around since 1931 but it took Dean to realize that there was “gold in them their hills” after he noticed quite a few photographers stopping by wanting to photograph all the old cars. And what a wonderful place to tour and photograph it is. To his benefit he is continually coming up with new ideas to make the experience more enjoyable for his visitors. With 34 acres, over 4000 cars and the changes in the seasons, it would be hard to imagine that one could ever say they had captured it all. Stop by, say hello to Dean and tell him dK, the boy from BAMA sent you!!! Happy Thanksgiving – ENJOY!
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~ dennis keim ~