Description The 32 Ford Roadster is arguably the greatest hot rod of all time. That may go for the rat rod variation as well. And let's not forget all the fab 32s we've seen in drag races whether street or strip. The Highboy was certainly the first incarnation of the 32 Ford Roadsterfender-lesshot rod. It's been the ruling king of rods ever since. The example in this VivaChas! art photograph is no exception. It may even prove to be the rule ~:0)Gimme a break! This 32 Ford Roadster in Black & Silver is such a clean machine that I remember approaching it with whispered reverence on the day we did the shoot. Talk about sanitary - for a driver it was nice and clean. And yet - it had a delightful patina of road dirt and splash on it that let us know it's been places. And that's just how I likes 'em!Add to this mighty show and go master-piece the righteous sundown in which we shot it and Uv got the recipe for one of the best hot rod prints U could hope for. Sunsets staring right into the burning orb with some nice clouds in the scene are nice. There is no doubt. But! (there's always a big but in there somewhere as the great Pee-Wee Herman once said) - But, there's nothing like a nice sunset facing away from the bright lights of Broadway and with attention to an object of interest in the foreground with illumined clouds above. Whew! Now that's what I call night-fall - Ha!Let's just say capturing a ride with so much black on it has always been a balance between representing the dark of the black and yet showingenoughdetail to allow the object of interest to show up at all. I think the VivaChas! crew came through on this 32 Ford Roadster bathed in the fall of night with the clouds still clinging to the last traces of light. Mighty fine foto in my book if I do say so me own self!Let's remember too that the roadster form of vehicle has always held the contact with the road that driving enthusiast have always sought. That dream is realized in this nicer than nic
Chas Sinklier, VivaChas! Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement The VivaChas! Story
There's a new sheriff in town here at VivaChas! - - - We have a story to tell U about what it is we do with all these cool photos we make. Long-Story-Short, VivaChas! uses half the proceeds from the sale of the Hot Rod images here to make a difference in the world. We got the idea for making giving a major part of our business plan from the book by the founder of TOM'S Shoes, Blake Mycoskie's - "Start Something That Matters" - it's all about integrating helping others in need into Ur business from the very start & that's what we're doing here at VivaChas! ~:0)
The mob here at VivaChas! works out of what we call "The Club House" that is a small building on the property where Chas lives & works - we rely on third party venues for printing and shipping, so the only expenses outside production are web-site related and that's very low. So what sort of donations do sales at VivaChas! support with the "profits" from Hot Rod, Rat Rod & Pickup Art Photographs?
For starters VivaChas! supports the work at World Vision International. There we and U can provide on a monthly basis the money needed by children in the needy places of the world. Right now we're helping a one year old girl in Guatemala - As funds become available more will be done there to supply water and other necessities many of us take for granted. We also suggest U support a child through World Vision urself - here's a link - http://www.wvi.org - That's a great place for U to start helping as well ~:0)
Now for closer to home. About 400 miles North of our Texas Hill Country Clubhouse is the town of Abernathy, Texas just outside Lubbock. There the hard-working staff help kids & teens learn what real love is all about - self-less love and direction for youth is what they do. The Love Shack is a genuine non-profit just as is World Vision - just closer to home so-to-speak - Go to The Love Shack site - http://www.abernathyloveshack.org - and read their story. They step into the midst of a need in their community and make a difference. Help us help them; or help them directly through their site. VivaChas! supports The Love Shack with a monthly donation - - - U could do that as well either directly or by buying Hot Rod or Hill Country Art from VivaChas! ~:0)
Let's face it kids and teens are the world's future. By supporting world relief and regional relief folks, we here at VivaChas! are pitching-in where and how we can. U can jump in where U want - it's up to U ~:0) Our goal is for giving to remain a lasting part of our business plan as it is in our everyday lives ~:0)
That reminds me about local giving. VivaChas! in a focus of global giving, regional giving and local giving provides locally from our own income from VivaChas! - Hot Rodney Hot Rods - and other sources as we think them up in the future! Additionally, I - Chas Sinklier the photographer behind VivaChas! - teach college students about the Way, the Truth and the Light - along with PhotoShop and other Art classes ~:0)
So - when U buy a VivaChas! print, half what we call "the Profit" - above printing & shipping goes to World Vision, The Love Shack and other non-profits as our bit in helping our fellow man. So there U have it. The VivaChas! story as it now stands. We'll be updating it regularly for U - - - now go buy a nice print for Ur own clubhouse, that blank spot on the wall, or as a special gift with a story for someone U know & love ~:0) VivaChas! - VivaTexas! & VivaYou!
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