Manual Drive

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 adopting an odd angle—may render them unrecognizable.

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2020 International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Like driving stick, there’s freedom in that. By taking greater 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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