As photographers, Andrew and I discuss others’ work at great length. We enjoy the work of those who inspire us; who push us further as photographers. There are more than we can count, each of us with our own preferences towards style, color, composition, editing work, and others; however, there’s one name we both agree on each and every time. The work of Jonathan Szczupak leaves us with a burning drive to take a new look at the way we shoot.
On Monday morning, I pulled the trigger, and listed my Model A for sale on eBay. It wasn’t something I had expected to do so soon after completion – it hasn’t even been year. It was a long-term project that took a serious amount of effort, and it seemed like the hot rod would be around for some time. I had further ideas in my head about what to do next, what to change, and what to improve. But instead, she’s for sale, but I think it’s for a good reason.
Photography by Curtis Pogue
The “Pickup Truck” is as American as baseball and the cheese burger. It is as American as our flag itself. KC’s personal example shows what truly came of the American Pickup once it reached its prime. From the subtleties to the obvious, his 1934 Dodge 1-Ton Pickup is definitively true to its origins.
The pickup truck was born in 1925 with the introduction of Henry Ford’s “Model T Runabout with a Pickup Body.
Almost all of North America is bundled up inside, waiting for the “polar vortex” to subside, the newfound layer of permafrost to dissipate, and the 2014 ice age to end. On the other hand, us Southern Californians are enjoying breezy days with highs in the mid-80s. The sun is shining, the shop doors are wide open at the S|W HQ, and life’s good. For everyone else, however, the long wait is on as the winter season does its best to kill off automotive enthusiasm entirely.
In November, Amir and his StanceWorks-sponsored M3 took to the track at Super Lap Battle, taking home 2nd place in the Enthusiast class. It was a bitter-sweet finish, just 0.02 seconds behind the leading car – yet we did well considering the odds against us. The season came to a close shortly after; the final race took place at AAA Speedway, where Amir and the M3 took home a first-place finish, leaving our spirits high for the incoming 2014 series of events.