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Truckerz

Posted by
Bob (Portland, United States) on 2 May 2014 in Transportation and Portfolio.

I started this photoblog when I was dejected that my photos were staying in the computer or on a memory card and, at the same time, I was wanting to get more into people pix but I developed a shyness (moi?) where I couldn't go up to people and ask, "Can I take your pic." It was usually followed by "Why?" For that I didn't have a good answer. Now, I can go up to peops with my tablet and ask if I could include them on this site, explain the whole thing (Buy snapshots at thrift stores, on and on and on) and then start an interesting conversation.

Gregory has been trucking for about 25 years. He started in the former Soviet Union and had some fun stories about changing transmissions on the side of the road. I think most people are proud of their job and their rig. Both pix reflect that.

This photoblog is a self-assignment challenge where I take pix based on old vernacular snapshots I buy in thrift or antique stores. Part of the challenge is finding snapshots for less than a buck. The original snapshot is posted on the left and my interpretation/contemporary view is on the right. I do not find an old photo and then dig through my archives to find a good match. The original pic served as a base or starting point. The interpretation may be straight forward or somewhat obtuse.