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So the idea here is I wanted to take something just dull and prosaic and turn it into something extraordinary. So you see this car here. It's not a Gremlin; it's some kind of Yugo. It's actually a Serbian car that never made its way into the United States, and it's actually a stock image from the Fotolia Image Library, as are all the images we'll be using. And you can learn more about them, get discounts, at fotolia.com/deke. But really, in a way, you have to wonder why this image even exists.
It's not a deluxe beautiful car. We've got this low-angle shot of it nonetheless. And the image is riddled with chromatic aberrations. The sky is completely blown. And that's actually the appeal of this photograph to me. It's just such a mess. It's in such need of help. And to quote Oscar Wilde, a subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist. It lacks imperfection. Happily, this image is just riddled with imperfection.
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