Take the time to look beyond the obvious.
One could argue that the classic lines of this 1949 Dodge pickup are a work of art in themselves (Pic #3) — but looking closer allows us to celebrate its life: twenty coats of contrasting paint, decades of willy-nilly scratches, and a funked-out patina you couldn’t create if you tried. To me, it’s pure beauty — unexpected layers of abstract art — and a reason to document every little unanticipated wound.
We were driving down the back roads of Ojai when we stumbled upon “Donald’s Mexican Food” truck — near a pen of friendly goats and a gorgeous Olive and Oak tree-lined street. It was quaint and quirky on its own, but when we got home and started playing with images in Adobe’s Lightroom, we saw the stunning “paintings” all over both rear wheel wells. That’s always my favorite kind of discovery: unexpected and bleeding with history. Boom.