Description The Lotus 19 or Monte Carlo was a mid-engine sports-racing car designed by Colin Chapman. Chapman named the car Monte Carlo to honor Stirling Moss for his win at the 1960 Monaco Grand Prix, Lotus' first in F1.I made this photograph at the Brian Redman International Challenge vintage races at Road America in July of 2010.
Jeffery Blackwell, Delafield Member Since August 2010 Artist Statement Born in Detroit, maybe there's some gas in my veins.
I am endlessly fascinated by the vehicles that we make and use, and they way that people make them unique.
A car or a truck can be simply a means of transportation. Or it can express the emotions and opinions of its owner. Like most people, I have an instinctive reaction to a distinctive vehicle. For my blog, Rubber@Road, I try to establish a relationship - however brief - with the car's owner. To find out why they drive this vehicle, and what it means to them.
After a few years of doing the blog, I realized I am accumulating a large number of portraits, if you will, of an amazing array of cars and trucks.
I feel that I am documenting the closing years of the internal-combustion-powered, individually-controlled vehicle.
I am also looking forward to showing some of my other work here; I have a great interest in buildings, and even do some scenics which might look good in your living room :-)
I shoot digitally with Nikon gear, and work with RAW files to bring out detail, or to otherwise interpret my reactions to the subject.
I really hope you enjoy my work. Please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you!