Kurt thinks that I am either crazy or the queen of drive by shooting. I take photos all the time whatever I am doing (about 100 a day). The worst is when I’m driving. I don’t look through the viewfinder, of course, but I shove my hand out the window or I shout at Kurt to stick his hand out with my camera, and shoot blind. I find I love many of the pictures taken this way.
The Corvair seems to typify many of these shots.
Jaunty and hot red, the tilted horizon seems like a lifestyle choice harking back to the swinging ‘60s. Once in a while you get a perfect shot like this winter landscape at Ashokan resevoir. I love this picture for its serenity and cool abstraction belying the conditions under which it was taken..
When I did a search for other photographers who shot out of a moving car some of the hits led me to Jon Rein and Kai-Uwe Gundlach both talented professional photographers. Based on the number of results in the search, I guess it’s a common practice — all in a day’s art.
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