Anyone who knows me, knows that my first car was a 1977 International Scout II. I was in high school and it was my ticket to freedom. Gas was cheap (which was good because she was a thirsty girl), the top was off all summer and all of my friends loved riding around Bend with the sun on our faces and wind in our hair (yes, I once had hair). I loved that Scout and have regretted selling her every day since. I have been searching for the right Scout on Craigslist on and off for years. A few months ago, a 1977 Scout II popped up for sale and I snapped it up. I have been pouring money into it ever since.
This brings me to today's blog post. It turns out that Central Oregon now has a dedicated International Harvester shop! Binder Boneyard is the love child of Dan Hayes. Dan may just know more about internationals than I know about photography. The Scout I purchased was from Prineville and it was subjected to some pretty questionable redneck "touches." So I sought out Dan to help me get my Scout road worthy once again. As luck would have it, Dan was in need of some photographic services. Don't you love it when life happens like that?
A little technical info on the image:
I shot these portraits with a strobe camera, right lighting the "model." Another strobe was used with a grid behind the green truck, which is lighting the flag on the wall, and I hid a little flash in the engine bay of the truck to light up the hood. I really enjoy the process of composing, lighting, and editing images like these. It's why I do what I do.
Until next time,