DescriptionThe Diamond T Motor Car Company, formed by Charles Tilt in 1905, custom built passenger cars by hand in the rear of a small one-story garage in Chicago the first 6 years of operation.In 1911, Diamond T discontinued its passenger line and switched exclusively to building trucks. Diamond T was responsible for many advances in truck design; among these were a faster six cylinder engine and air cushioned pneumatic tires.During World War II, Diamond T produced more than 50,000 heavy duty military vehicles for our armies. Another American Classic design was Diamond T's fire trucks. Digitally manipulated photograph.Photographed on Hwy. 71 in Mena, Arkansas. Owner - Carl Osthoff - Hatfield, Arkansas. This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:CXT12-KJ6G3-UWNWJ
Betty Northcutt, Beckville, Texas Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso
This statement from Picasso sums up what photography does for me. Often in my day-to-day life, I forget about the beautiful things of this world. But, in pausing to photograph a glorious sunset or capture a reflection in water, I stop long enough to “dust” my soul of the everyday life and absorb the peace and serenity which surrounds me.
In my photographic art you will find an underlying theme of stillness - a quiet serenity - sprinkled with a hint of nostalgia. I find a spiritual joy in capturing the colors of nature’s palette; its hues blended by natural light. In an abandoned building, I revel in an imagined history and marvel at the bare essentials of its structure. I delight in the creation of a still life that can evoke emotion.
It is my intent to offer images which “dust” the soul. I can only hope that the peace and serenity I found while capturing these images will extend to others.