Hello all, I wanted to give a shout out to another photographer’s blog and work. Timothy Archibald is a Northern California based editorial and advertising photographer who has produced some clever books and self assignments you might want to check out. Timothy is also a very good writer with a vast knowledge of both art history and the history of photography. Please click here and have a read for yourself! He talks about not only his own work but current issues and the way other photographers approach assignments.
If you ever find yourself traveling on Route 66 near Joplin Mo. make sure to check out Red Oak 2 The force behind this historical part of the Midwest is Lowell Davis, a very talented artist who built this small town in a cornfield. Here is Lowell and Miss Agnes on his front porch as we were on our way to a different location while shooting the 4 State Trucks 2012 Calendar
and here are some of the building Lowell has moved into this neighborhood over the years.
Here is a great quote of the artist explaining his take on art:
“I don’t believe that an artist should be restricted to use only paint or clay. It can be anything including junk, wood, even an old building. To me, Red Oak II is a combination of a painting and a sculpture, and it is just made from things that someone else threw away.”
Please, you owe it to yourself to check out this small town and stop by Lowell’s house in the middle of it all and say hi. He is super creative and fun to talk to and loves Aussies. He has met people from all over the world who make the trek across the country on this very famous road.
Hello, I hope you have enjoyed my last few posts. I am very pleased to share my cover story here with you. This is Commercial Motor/Road Transport in the UK.
There are 6 pages in all!
and they even included the shot of Agnes with Vermeer’s rig in Palos Verdes…
I love the idea of using the various different kinds of trucks in the article for contrast. Thanks again to all the truck owners who went far out of their way to meet me at the various locations! This marks the 1st time I have been printed in the UK and the 3rd time I have made the cover of a magazine with Ultra Rigs of the World!