Join fine art photographer Keith Dotson on a walk through Old Car City USA looking for rusty antique automobiles
Hey everyone, thanks for joining me on my latest visit to Old Car City. In the video, I shot the old cars and trucks in both digital and film, but the video is focused on the film aspect of my day. I was blessed with great light — which for me means cloudy skies that result in soft light. Since this location is situated in a pine forest, direct sunlight causes harsh shadows and results in a very different shooting experience and very different final images.
Cinestill Double-X Film
I chose to shoot on Cinestill Double-X film because it gives great dramatic contrast, fine grain, and super sharp results without looking clinical the way digital images can sometimes appear.
Cinestill Double-X black and white film is rated for 250 iso film in daylight or 200 iso in tungsten light.
Cinestill Double-X is a repackaged version of a Kodak EASTMAN DOUBLE-X 5222 motion picture film. It’s the same Black and white movie film Kodak has made since the 1950s in some of the best black and white movies of all time, including The Lighthouse, Raging Bull, Schindler’s List, Memento, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Manhattan, and Young Frankenstein.
Hasselblad 500 C/M
I shot the location using the Hasselblad 500 C/M camera.
History of Old Car City USA
I have no affiliation with Old Car City USA, except that I have visited several times as a paying customer. It’s an old junkyard that opened in 1931 and is no longer in business for junk, but later opened its grounds to photographers and other visitors for a fee. It’s owned by the same family and according to their website, it’s the largest known classic car junkyard.
The site is massive, and winds through a pine forest. The owner once told me that photographers often spend their entire vacation at the junkyard, returning daily to shoot various sections of the site.
Black and white photographs of rusty antique cars and trucks
Fine art prints on museum-quality paper are available in a variety of sizes and prices. Clicking the photograph will take you to my main e-commerce website where you can read details about the prints and make a secure purchase.
Thanks for reading.
Disclosure: This blog post contains Amazon Affiliate links. I may earn a small commission on qualifying purchases.