Part of a mini-series of photographs of my dad's 1962 Bel Air through emulating the style of iconic photographer William Eggleston. Eggleston is known for his use of mundane, even less-than-desireable scenery of the American South during the transition period of the Old South to the suburban, “speeded-up” New South. His work is intimate while evoking a sense of stillness, and an ominous presence. He is also credited with ligitimizing color photography as a genre of fine art. His use of ultra-saturated color is prominent in his work.
The 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air was the perfect subject matter to reflect the time period that Eggleston was active, and ideal subject matter for emulating his most famous ultra-saturated color, red.