Primary Colour Car

Here’s another picture from this year’s World Toy Camera Day (20 October), shot at Yass Mitsubishi on the main street of town. It’s challenging to compose in-camera montages like this, especially as my Truview (Diana clone) has a totally unreliable viewfinder. The result may have been totally unplanned, but the neat diagonals and primary colours create depth and boldness. I must confess I was attracted to the subject purely because the proprietor uses huge, bright balloons to advertise his cars. I also love the price dangling from the car’s bonnet — it adds a documentary touch.

As an aside, I get a kick out of meeting people as I photograph my town. Like many, the proprietor of Yass Mitsubishi was curious about what I was doing and rather chuffed that I found his car yard interesting. I do find it hard to explain why I photograph subjects the average person would not just find boring, but also pointless. In everyday domestic life, photography is so closely linked with birthdays, weddings and summer holidays that people find photography as an artform difficult to comprehend.

For information on my technique in this image, see A Waste Bin of Flowers.


Kerry B said...

Great montage!!i totally agree with what you say about explaining yourself to curious people, i have just spent a week at the most amazing ocean baths and every day without fail i was approached by people telling me all about them, assuming i was a tourist because i was taking photos,and couldn't see what was on offer.

adminbandit said...

This effect is fantastic. You've been hiding your light under a bushell.

SIMages said...

you've changed the meaning of ordinary in your fantastic montages!

Susan S. said...

This is really cool! I'm impressed that you were able to make it in-camera.

I believe there's no such thing as boring or pointless.