Passing Stude - Thirty-five years ago I stood in a logging camp on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State staring at eight worn down and rusted Kenworth, Diamond T and Mack trucks. That day was better than any Christmas morning to a young photographer searching for a subject. The rusted patterns of Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna first caught my attention. That was set off by shining chrome headlamp rings, door handles and name plates that had turned to rust, and created a striking contrast and composition for black and white photography. I shot up all Tri-X and Plus-X film rolls, drove 80 miles home to develop the film and began printing 8x10 black and white prints that turned into my first publication, a calendar titled “Washington Truck Faces.”
I continue to find excitement and reason to seek scrap metal yards where travels may take me. I choose to take my re-cycle metal to Salem where the yard is truly industrial and “hums” with metallic surprises, and the yard workers give me space and time to focus a few quick shots before my subject goes down the jaws of the grinder. Now I bring colors into where rust once stood and continue my imagination through digital processes printing on canvas and paper. - Rod Whaley
Photo collage printed on Fredix Matte Canvas - acid-free, pH neutral, and archival-quality certified - with archival pigmented inks. Gallery wrapped to 60" wide by 18" tall on heavy-duty stretcher bars.
Canvas printed - stretched and mounted - are produced individually on order and may take up to 3 weeks.
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