Dump Truck 1989
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Much like the baseballs at which I've pointed my camera in the past, these old matchbox toys occupy the category of humble, overlooked objects imbued with memories, beauty and a dash of childhood innocence. They were unearthed not from old ball fields, not from my personal collection (I owned none) but instead from the world's virtual junk drawer: eBay. Encountered as finished prints, it's hard to believe that the vehicles themselves are tiny, about two to three inches long; at larger sizes they become monumental, iconic, even majestic in their battered state. Back in the day, batteries weren't required for amusement—just a sandbox and a fertile imagination.
Don Hamerman | See All Editions