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Darius Gottlieb's WRECKS gallery

Welcome to the WRECKS gallery of PoetPhotos.com, our collection of collisions, relics of metallic signs, and the outright funk of rust. This is a gallery full of dents, discoloration and the debris of accidents.

Its subjects are riddled with age spots, odd patches and broken pieces. It consists of an unholy assemblage of cars who will never drive again, accompanied by abandoned gas station pumps and the extreme close-ups of disintegration which rival modern sculpture. The colors are authentic, yet heady and surreal.

Some have said that we best develop a thicker skin and the attendant depth of character through friction. When everything is smooth and breezy, do we have a template to integrate our outer lives with an inner core of complexity and hard-won passion?

Truthfully, we mature more in moments of blistering abrasion than in days which are ushered in with a surfeit of undulating ease.

Every photographer who is willing to confront intensity has his or her favorite photos. I confess that within the oeuvre of my work there lives and breathes an abundance of nature's heart-stopping beauty, an abiding love of earthly people, and my love affair with the mystical and the otherworldly.

I have approached these WRECKS with sobering reverence and I treat each shot as if it is an icon upon an altar. No doubt, I resonate with these strangely moving pictures because the landscape of my life has occasionally been chaotic and turbulent.

Of all the thousands of photographs taken during my lifetime, these are my hands-down favorites.


vacancy in room 422


studebaker

 

karma one
10 Freeway

 

karma one
Auto Nine

 


Lollipop Car

 

karma one
Auto Seven

 

flatbed side cab
flatbed side cab

 

karma one
auto two

 

studebaker logo
studebaker logo

 

holy chevron
holy chevron

 

Holy National
Holy National

 

karma one
hybrid

 


smoother ride

 

san jose
luxury automobile four

 

san jose
luxury automobile three

 

san jose
luxury automobile two

 

san jose
pinnochio

 

san jose
studebaker bumper

 

san jose
supreme

 

san jose
three auto mechanics

 

san jose
this month's centerfold

 


SEclusion

 


My First Love

 

san jose
yummy button

 

second date
second date

 

red handle
red handle

 

karma one
Gilmore Gasoline



luxury automobile one

 


Oooh Nuts

 


head lamp

 


Jesus car

 


giddy up

 


flat bed bumper

 


severely rusted ox cart

 


fish

 


commander

 


Kandinsky Karma Two

 


auto three

 


auto ten

 


auto six

 


auto one

 

car rust
car rust


auto four
auto four

 

Kandinsky Karma
Kandinsky Karma

 

1964 red tire
1964 red tire

 


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