1990: The Great Pinto Extinction Proceeds

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Back when I was more serious about photography (i.e., when I thought it was cool to huff Dektol fumes in a darkened closet), I would reload disposable 35mm cameras with Tri-X 400 black-and-white film and shoot images like this.

Nowadays, of course, I'd be shooting that Pinto (or maybe it's a Bobcat) wagon from every possible angle. 20 years ago, however, I was content to use that doomed FoMoCo wagon as a backdrop for a blurry rainstorm shot. Fast-forward to this year and you'll see an '84 Monte Carlo in that parking space.

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I always liked shooting in b&w - I could satisfy my "artistic pretensions" and my dad's office developed it for free.

I had just bought this Caddy two days earlier (November 1980). Not sure why I posed it looking like it had been abandoned in a field...