Made of Steel
Folio II — Washington
The first image from this project was Dollar’s Garage. It is still one of my favorites. If Mr. Dollar had not allowed me to photograph in his garage, I wonder if any of the other photographs would have ever been made. Three of these photographs are from a machine shop in Hockinson, Washington. I was just driving around, looking for landscape photographs when I stumbled across this shop in the small town. I photographed there all day and we talked of his business and of my grandfather’s shop. He knew of the tool my grandfather had invented and even used it back in the 1950s. It was a great photo session. I only wish he would have allowed me to make his portrait.
The images from Made of Steel, Folio II - Washington are all from new scans of the original 2¼x3¼ film negatives. The image Seattle Junkyard is included in this project for the first time. The negative has some substantial flaws which prevented me from using it in the past. Now, through some painstaking Photoshop work, I have been able to repair the flaws and use it for the first time.