On one of our recent photo excursions with our best friends, Mr. & Mrs. Mudpuppy, we encountered some pretty unusual things on our way back to town. Today’s photoblog post takes a close and very haunting look at one of these things, an abandoned artifact, deep in the forest of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Apparently dumped here, the remnants of this classic item are slowly being overtaken by nature… it’s only a matter of time before it disappears forever, and this series of images is all that remains.
As we drove down the road enjoying the scenery and appreciating the area for the wonderful little spot in the world it held, I noticed.. barely.. as we passed by, something metallic and kind of blue.
After planting both feet fully, and literally standing on the brake pedal, Mudpuppy and I hopped out of the SUV, quickly grabbed the camera gear and set up to capture something amazing.
This is not just a classic era GMC pickup truck, or more aptly the remains of one, but it is also the personification of a lost soul dumped thoughtlessly and carelessly deep in the woods, to slowly decay and eventually disappear.
As those who follow our blog know well, my love for classic cars and trucks runs very, very deep. Even with all my love and enthusiasm for these wonderful old pieces of our history and heritage, this truck is well beyond any form of restoration or repair. This soul is truly lost.
The empty headlight cavities formed empty eyes… lost eyes… sad eyes. Dark, empty, despairing… there is no future for this truck, only an ever-pervasive encroaching eventuality, moving forward ever so slowly.
Bent, twisted & very rusty, with a final smirk forever imprinted in its face this is without any doubt this trucks final resting place. As we left, I couldn’t help but feel very sad for what might have been for this beautiful truck had it fallen into different hands all those years ago. But fate had its own plans, and the hand was dealt.
Thanks so much for taking the time to come by today, we’ve been very busy on shoots here the last few days and have some really incredible imagery in the works here to share with everyone in the near future, so please do stay tuned! Please do feel free to leave any comments you may have, we really love to hear from all our visitors.