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Car Show Detailed
Friday, March 30, 2018






Perhaps in having been a magazine photographer for so many years taught me that there was always a way of doing something in a different way. During the Mecca of magazines and newspapers in Vancouver in the 80s and 90s, publications did everything possible to be different. They hired good writers and searched for illustrators and photographers that would produce unique work.

Magazine and newspaper art/design directors were on the lookout for such work. They poured over many trade publications in which photographers and illustrators paraded their work. Good art directors (and I worked with the best) were always stressing that there had to be a way that would put a new twist, a refreshing angle, to the mundane.

Yesterday I went to the Vancouver Auto Show. I knew I would see many of the most expensive cars and far out racing machines. How was I going to photograph them?

I decided on using both my iPhone3G and my Fuji X-E3. For the latter I used a special adaptor on which I could mount my old-style Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens. The idea was to use the lens wide open so that the depth of field would be shallow. There were quite a few in which my focusing was not quite right. But there were enough that I liked. I stress mostly headlights and taillights.


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Previous Posts
Artspeak

Camellia x williamsii 'Donation' Endures

The Fading of Fame & Style

Orientación de los Gatos - Julio Cortázar

The Rush of Memory

Gambas

Robert D. Kaplan & Vladimir Putin's Character

Peter Anderson That Lavinian Butcher

Butcher at the Cultch - The Death of a Genocide

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6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17

10/1/17 - 10/8/17

10/8/17 - 10/15/17

10/15/17 - 10/22/17

10/22/17 - 10/29/17

10/29/17 - 11/5/17

11/5/17 - 11/12/17

11/12/17 - 11/19/17

11/19/17 - 11/26/17

11/26/17 - 12/3/17

12/3/17 - 12/10/17

12/10/17 - 12/17/17

12/17/17 - 12/24/17

12/24/17 - 12/31/17

12/31/17 - 1/7/18

1/7/18 - 1/14/18

1/14/18 - 1/21/18

1/21/18 - 1/28/18

1/28/18 - 2/4/18

2/4/18 - 2/11/18

2/11/18 - 2/18/18

2/18/18 - 2/25/18

2/25/18 - 3/4/18

3/4/18 - 3/11/18

3/11/18 - 3/18/18

3/18/18 - 3/25/18

3/25/18 - 4/1/18

4/1/18 - 4/8/18

4/8/18 - 4/15/18

4/15/18 - 4/22/18

4/22/18 - 4/29/18

4/29/18 - 5/6/18

5/6/18 - 5/13/18

5/13/18 - 5/20/18

5/20/18 - 5/27/18

5/27/18 - 6/3/18

6/3/18 - 6/10/18

6/10/18 - 6/17/18

6/17/18 - 6/24/18

6/24/18 - 7/1/18

7/1/18 - 7/8/18

7/8/18 - 7/15/18

7/15/18 - 7/22/18

7/22/18 - 7/29/18

7/29/18 - 8/5/18

8/5/18 - 8/12/18

8/12/18 - 8/19/18

8/19/18 - 8/26/18

8/26/18 - 9/2/18

9/2/18 - 9/9/18

9/9/18 - 9/16/18

9/16/18 - 9/23/18

9/23/18 - 9/30/18

9/30/18 - 10/7/18

10/7/18 - 10/14/18

10/14/18 - 10/21/18