Saturday, October 27, 2018

Where I shoot a stranger's car

The front end of history
Montreal, QC
October 2018
Photo originally shared on Instagram
When you come across a well-loved first-generation BMW 3-series (aka E21) parked on a quiet side street, you shoot it. Never mind it isn't perfectly clean, the paint shows its years and it's got leaves all over it.

This is reality, and it's rare and worth celebrating. It may be just a thing - and one that requires a lot of wrenching to keep on the road - but as I stood on the windy sidewalk and tried to compose the shot, I hoped its owner, someone who clearly loved and maintained this 35-ish-year-old car, knew it still had the ability to make complete strangers smile.

Maybe the world is smaller than we thought it was. Maybe we need to spend more time going for walks outside hospitals when life inside them becomes a little too hard to bear.

Your turn: What's the one car you remember with the most fondness? Why?

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