The Truth About Cars » Photography http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 ‘The Last Supper’, Now With More Loctite and 10W30 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/the-last-supper-now-with-more-loctite-and-10w30/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/the-last-supper-now-with-more-loctite-and-10w30/#comments Sat, 24 Oct 2015 16:10:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203729 Is ‘The Last Supper’ a little too 15th century for you and lacking the necessary backdrop to coexist with your neon Ford Service sign and collection of license plates? What if Jesus was a mechanic instead of a carpenter? You’re in luck. Freddy Fabris of Chicago has recreated some of the masterpieces of the Renaissance […]

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Is ‘The Last Supper’ a little too 15th century for you and lacking the necessary backdrop to coexist with your neon Ford Service sign and collection of license plates? What if Jesus was a mechanic instead of a carpenter? You’re in luck. Freddy Fabris of Chicago has recreated some of the masterpieces of the Renaissance […]

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Reflections On a Car Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/reflections-car-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/reflections-car-show/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1170586 Automotive fine artist Tom Hale has made a career out of capturing the way that light and images reflect off of the chrome and painted surfaces of cars. Hale’s signature style has been widely imitated, but he’s still the master at it. I take thousands of photographs of cars at car shows and I never […]

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Automotive fine artist Tom Hale has made a career out of capturing the way that light and images reflect off of the chrome and painted surfaces of cars. Hale’s signature style has been widely imitated, but he’s still the master at it. I take thousands of photographs of cars at car shows and I never […]

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Worth The Wait? Old School Coverage Of Dodge’s Newest Hellcat http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/worth-wait-old-school-coverage-dodges-newest-hellcat/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/worth-wait-old-school-coverage-dodges-newest-hellcat/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:20:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=895570 Let’s start this off with a caveat. I make no pretensions to being a photographer. At best I can compose and frame a decent snapshot. Years ago I realized that if I wanted to get more serious about photography I’d have to start learning a bunch of technical things like depth of field and f-stops […]

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Let’s start this off with a caveat. I make no pretensions to being a photographer. At best I can compose and frame a decent snapshot. Years ago I realized that if I wanted to get more serious about photography I’d have to start learning a bunch of technical things like depth of field and f-stops […]

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Brenda Priddy Steps Out From the Shadows of Shooting Spy Pics With Exhibit of Fine Automotive Art http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/brenda-priddy-steps-out-from-the-shadows-of-shooting-spy-pics-with-exhibit-of-fine-automotive-art/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/brenda-priddy-steps-out-from-the-shadows-of-shooting-spy-pics-with-exhibit-of-fine-automotive-art/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:30:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=695569 You’ve probably enjoyed Brenda Priddy’s photography before. Brenda specializes in getting spy shots of prototypes and development “mules” out testing, usually in the Arizona desert, her base of operations, though she has associates around the country. Spy shots aren’t the most artistic of photographs, though. You’re trying to get shots of the car, often a […]

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You’ve probably enjoyed Brenda Priddy’s photography before. Brenda specializes in getting spy shots of prototypes and development “mules” out testing, usually in the Arizona desert, her base of operations, though she has associates around the country. Spy shots aren’t the most artistic of photographs, though. You’re trying to get shots of the car, often a […]

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The Automotive Photographic Art of Zoltan Glass http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/the-automotive-photographic-art-of-zoltan-glass/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/the-automotive-photographic-art-of-zoltan-glass/#comments Sat, 21 Sep 2013 16:55:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399623 Zoltan Glass was an amateur car racer and professional photographer who shot many of the major racing events in Germany in the 1930s as well as shooting commercial photography for automotive clients like Mercedes Benz, Horch and Auto Union. Glass, however, was Jewish so things started getting difficult for him after the National Socialists came […]

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Zoltan Glass was an amateur car racer and professional photographer who shot many of the major racing events in Germany in the 1930s as well as shooting commercial photography for automotive clients like Mercedes Benz, Horch and Auto Union. Glass, however, was Jewish so things started getting difficult for him after the National Socialists came […]

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Junkyard Treasure! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-treasure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-treasure/#comments Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456813 After I visited the Brain-Melting Colorado Junkyard last month, I couldn’t stop thinking about the car project I’ve been wanting to build more than any other (including even a Zaporozhets with a Tatra V8 swap, and that’s saying something) in recent years: a 1940-1954 American sedan with well-aged patina, 21st-century Detroit V8, manual transmission, and […]

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After I visited the Brain-Melting Colorado Junkyard last month, I couldn’t stop thinking about the car project I’ve been wanting to build more than any other (including even a Zaporozhets with a Tatra V8 swap, and that’s saying something) in recent years: a 1940-1954 American sedan with well-aged patina, 21st-century Detroit V8, manual transmission, and […]

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Lower Your Workplace Computer’s Property Values With Thrown-Rod Desktop Wallpaper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/lower-your-workplace-computers-property-values-with-thrown-rod-desktop-wallpaper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/lower-your-workplace-computers-property-values-with-thrown-rod-desktop-wallpaper/#comments Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423359 After officiating at 24 Hours of LeMons races for three years now, I’ve seen every possible style of escaped connecting rod. Through the oil pan, out the side of the block, out both sides of the block, engine internals ground into random metallic hash, you name it. There’s something weirdly beautiful about the sight of […]

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After officiating at 24 Hours of LeMons races for three years now, I’ve seen every possible style of escaped connecting rod. Through the oil pan, out the side of the block, out both sides of the block, engine internals ground into random metallic hash, you name it. There’s something weirdly beautiful about the sight of […]

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Book Review: Roadside Relics by Will Shiers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/book-review-roadside-relics-by-will-shiers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/book-review-roadside-relics-by-will-shiers/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420923 It’s that time of year, with the clock ticking on your shopping for Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa and the ease of buying books online makes them such low-hassle gifts. You want to give that special car-freak on your gift list a nice coffee-table book, but everybody’s coffee table seems to be creaking beneath the weight of books full […]

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It’s that time of year, with the clock ticking on your shopping for Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa and the ease of buying books online makes them such low-hassle gifts. You want to give that special car-freak on your gift list a nice coffee-table book, but everybody’s coffee table seems to be creaking beneath the weight of books full […]

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Junkyard Find, 1991: When 1960s Vans Still Hauled Parts On Half Price Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-1991-when-1960s-vans-still-hauled-parts-at-half-price-day/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-1991-when-1960s-vans-still-hauled-parts-at-half-price-day/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409954 More than two decades before I owned a Dodge A100, I admired the boxy mid-engined cargo haulers and enjoyed photographing them. Here’s a shot from the parking lot of a now-defunct self-service junkyard in Hayward, California, circa 1991; this is Half Price Day and these are customers’ vehicles. Yes, it’s a Dodge A100 and an […]

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More than two decades before I owned a Dodge A100, I admired the boxy mid-engined cargo haulers and enjoyed photographing them. Here’s a shot from the parking lot of a now-defunct self-service junkyard in Hayward, California, circa 1991; this is Half Price Day and these are customers’ vehicles. Yes, it’s a Dodge A100 and an […]

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Behind the Orange Curtain, 1993 Edition: V8 Mustang II, Ran When Parked http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/behind-the-orange-curtain-1993-edition-v8-mustang-ii-ran-when-parked/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/behind-the-orange-curtain-1993-edition-v8-mustang-ii-ran-when-parked/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:30:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408768 After sharing this beater Torino wagon I photographed back in the early 1990s, I ran across a series of shots of an even Malaise-ier machine. Just as silver miners often find lead mixed in with their metal of choice (or maybe it’s the other way around), I keep discovering long-forgotten car photos as I scan […]

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After sharing this beater Torino wagon I photographed back in the early 1990s, I ran across a series of shots of an even Malaise-ier machine. Just as silver miners often find lead mixed in with their metal of choice (or maybe it’s the other way around), I keep discovering long-forgotten car photos as I scan […]

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1965 Impala Hell Project, Part 9: Fastening Shoulder Belts, Bailing From Academia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/1965-impala-hell-project-part-9-fastening-shoulder-belts-bailing-from-academia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/1965-impala-hell-project-part-9-fastening-shoulder-belts-bailing-from-academia/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407188 Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 • Part 5 • Part 6 • Part 7 • Part 8 • Part 9 • Part 10 Once the Impala had been modified sufficiently to function as a 1992-grade daily driver, the long-term project of converting it into an art car […]

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Introduction • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 • Part 5 • Part 6 • Part 7 • Part 8 • Part 9 • Part 10 Once the Impala had been modified sufficiently to function as a 1992-grade daily driver, the long-term project of converting it into an art car […]

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Road Trips: Cruising Oakland In a 40-Year-Old 1951 Chevy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/road-trips-cruising-oakland-in-a-40-year-old-1951-chevy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/road-trips-cruising-oakland-in-a-40-year-old-1951-chevy/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2011 18:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402314 I’ve been scanning a lot of my old 35mm negatives and slides for the ongoing 1965 Impala Hell Project series (using a time-slows-to-crawl 1999-vintage SCSI film scanner), and I ran across this series of panoramic black-and-white photos that I shot in the early 1990s. I was a hopeless, if financially challenged, photography geek back then; […]

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I’ve been scanning a lot of my old 35mm negatives and slides for the ongoing 1965 Impala Hell Project series (using a time-slows-to-crawl 1999-vintage SCSI film scanner), and I ran across this series of panoramic black-and-white photos that I shot in the early 1990s. I was a hopeless, if financially challenged, photography geek back then; […]

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The Car’s Courtesans: A Flashback At Car Photography http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-cars-courtesans-a-flashback-at-car-photography/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-cars-courtesans-a-flashback-at-car-photography/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:47:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399542 Jacques Séguéla, a French photographer and founder of the advertising agency RSCG supposedly once said: “Don’t tell my mother I’m in advertising, she thinks I’m a pianist in a brothel”. It must have been an exclusive brothel. Photographers, especially for cars, are paid higher and are sought after more than exquisite courtesans. Fees of $1,000 […]

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Jacques Séguéla, a French photographer and founder of the advertising agency RSCG supposedly once said: “Don’t tell my mother I’m in advertising, she thinks I’m a pianist in a brothel”. It must have been an exclusive brothel. Photographers, especially for cars, are paid higher and are sought after more than exquisite courtesans. Fees of $1,000 […]

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Car Photograph of the Day: Valet Ballet by Phil Waters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/car-photograph-of-the-day-valet-ballet-by-phil-waters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/car-photograph-of-the-day-valet-ballet-by-phil-waters/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:30:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=387406 The Denver MCA boasts something that most museums don’t have: a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle parked on its nose outside the building. I’ve been trying to shoot a worthwhile photograph of this fine sculpture by Gonzalo Lebrija, entitled Entre La Vida y La Muerte, but I just don’t have the boss camera skilz to do it […]

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The Denver MCA boasts something that most museums don’t have: a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle parked on its nose outside the building. I’ve been trying to shoot a worthwhile photograph of this fine sculpture by Gonzalo Lebrija, entitled Entre La Vida y La Muerte, but I just don’t have the boss camera skilz to do it […]

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Book Review: Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 by Paul Parker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/book-review-sports-car-racing-in-camera-1950-59-by-paul-parker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/book-review-sports-car-racing-in-camera-1950-59-by-paul-parker/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383435 A proper coffee-table car book ought to be heavy on the grainy action photos, light on the words, and include photographs of Škoda 1101 Sports and Renault 4CVs at Le Mans. Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 qualifies for inclusion in even the most crowded coffee-table real estate. Normally, I give review copies away after […]

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A proper coffee-table car book ought to be heavy on the grainy action photos, light on the words, and include photographs of Škoda 1101 Sports and Renault 4CVs at Le Mans. Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 qualifies for inclusion in even the most crowded coffee-table real estate. Normally, I give review copies away after […]

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