Vector Portraits

Andrew Bush has made a fascinating series of images called "Vector Portraits, 1989-1997, Photographs made while traveling at 50-70mph in Los Angeles and other parts of the Southwestern United States".

dude driving a yellow 68 camaro

An entertaining take on that momentary glimpse of your fellow motorist delivered with a minimalist page layout, equally minimalist narration, and interspersed with wonderfully dry humor. I'm a bit of a car aficionado, so it was fun to see a throwback to the automotive landscape of my formative years.

These are the cars that were on the road when I started (legally) driving, with the exception of some of the older set which don't survive as long up here in the rust belt. My eye first went to the people in the photos, but I was also subconsciously trying to name all the cars - a popular game I've played inside my head since childhood. I also enjoy the simplicity of this project and the way it illuminates an everyday mundane kind of experience. I picture myself as a young boy seeing this and being inspired to grab a camera, come up my own idea, and go for it. Maybe tomorrow...

 

 

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