Cars this old are a rare site these days, especially if it’s not part of a car show. I was doing a solo photowalk around the Texas State Capitol grounds a week ago and spotted this beauty. I asked the driver, who stood proudly nearby, if I could take some images. I walked around the car looking for a model name and could not find one. Then I noticed a subtle and worn logo in the back that looked vaguely familiar. Cadillac? The person responded with a Yup, a 1937 Fleetwood.
I hope I look this good at 75 years old. The black and white conversion seem to fit the scene; the rich black really comes alive without the distraction of the background colors. The face of the car looks expressive, unlike the generic, aerodynamic vehicles we have now. I wonder what the people of the 1930s would think of our modern cars. Would they think they look cool or boring?
Much of the world around us have been stripped of detailing. Whether it be the cars, the buildings or even the every day signage. When I was younger, I was strictly Bauhaus. Form follows function. Now, as a photographer, I miss the details.
I took these photographs with my Olympus E-P3 with the Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5 and the Olympus E-PL1 with the Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7. Please make sure to click on a photograph to see a larger image and hover over the photo to see the exposure details.