Manual Drive

A photo essay. To view all 20 images, check out the email version.

Even highly meaningful objects can melt into abstraction. 

Take classic cars. As noted yesterday, they’ve got broad symbolic, not to mention functional, power. But a simple change in perspective—constraining the field of vision, or simply adopting an odd angle—may render them unrecognizable.

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Like driving stick, there’s freedom in that. By taking more deliberate control of your seeing, you can put an object’s established meaning in the rearview.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories, helped in no small part by a small team of dedicated contributors.

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