A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia

Fire Truck Portrait

This is an image I’ve been playing around with periodically over the past couple years, trying to figure out where, or even if, it fits in with the rest of my work.  But here recently it seems I’ve been gravitating towards a straight-on, portrait style approach to some of my subjects, and this shot seems to be in that mold.

Another version can be seen at:   http://www.lillyphotographywv.com/Galleries/Eclectica/firetruck/283703548_CKTSS-M-1.jpg

This old fire truck sits alongside a country road in Jackson County, WV.  On the day I made this photograph the owner came over from his home across the road to chat.  He explained how the fire truck was used in parades up and down the east coast for many years, then sometime around 1980 it was parked for good. 

So I’d say it’s holding up reasonably well considering it’s been parked for thirty years.

Jackson County, WV

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2 responses

  1. msgoldmanwords

    How cool, what a captivating photograph!

    July 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm

  2. I’m liking it!!

    🙂

    July 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

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