May 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Well, its been some time since my last post.  No excuses, just busy!  My last "soapbox" was all about boats, and if you know me, it's a big "box".  Lately I have found something new to photograph, GRILLS! (and better for my marriage that the "I" and "R" are reversed, haha!)

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I'm not particular about model or age.  I love the lines, curves and details.  In fact, I have to admit that I understand as much about cars as I do taxes.  But their sculpted shapes just screamed to be photographed.  However, instead of focusing on the entire automobile, I have decided to target their iconic "front ends".

My first foray into this endeavor was a very old fire truck I found in New Syrmna Beach.  After the first shutter release I fell in love.  Since, I have  pushed the envelope on creative exposure and post production filters.  

The older cars seem to have more emphasis on the grill work than newer models.  A good example of that is this old Ford.  The amount of time it must have taken to assemble this complex anatomy.  

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The more I study them the more I appreciate the artist that had to craft probably the most recognizable if not prolific piece of a motorcar's puzzle. 

For most followers, brands and vintages are distinguished by instantaneous sight alone.  And what is the first thing you see when a car comes your way, the grill.  "Identity by design."

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Throughout the years grills have changed.  From detailed, to bold, to soft and curvy to simple.  And it's amazing how the grill personifies an owner.  i.e.: There's a grill to fit every personality.

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A good example of this observation is this Imperial.  It bellows a bold, "in 

your face", attitude.  The fat chrome against a gloss black backdrop evokes the sounds of "hound-dogs" and "heroins".  Times may have changed, but rest assured a beautiful car WILL rest on the laurels of it grill.

You are welcome to examine several other "Grills" I taken at
.  Since this gallery is a work in progress, I would appreciate your referral.

If you know of someone that would like to have the "bow-end" of their unique automobile photographed I would love the challenge of adding it to my collection.  Suggestions are welcome!  Please, no Pintos!


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