Not a little Dinky Thing
3 Jul 2009
As of yesterday I am officially out of the trucking business. In reality I never really felt as part of that business anyways. It was more than a business: A childhood dream. To live in a truck for eight years, leave the family at home while seeing the continent and taking many pictures in the process was not a smart decision. It was however part of my journey. What came first? the photography or the awesome sights that just screamed at me to be captured?
One thing is sure: Without this truck many of the images on this page would not exist. The truck brought me to many places and let me experience them from an awesome perspective. I tried to capture as much as possible, but the best images just passed by into eternity. Driving a truck requires undivided attention and all too often that means no pictures. That amazing sunset, the ice crystals sparkling from the trees after an ice storm and many more amazing images were left out there, never to be seen again. The truck was both, a blessing and a dilemma, but why dwell on the negatives? A truck is ideal for getting to see the continent and that can inspire almost anyone to start taking pictures. Does that mean it is a piece of photo equipment? Perhaps in a broader sense it can be!
Well, please take a close look at the main picture! Here is an opportunity for any photographer who would like to get around, capture images in many different locations and even earn some money besides selling pictures. All it takes is a truck license and a contract. Both are relatively easy to obtain and there is no better truck available anywhere, unless you have a lot of money.
Perhaps it is a long shot or even a cheap sales pitch, but it works. Anyone interested?