My Precious

Not a little Dinky Thing

Peterbilt 379 by Peterbilt
Life goes on
Still mine
The long Journey
Two Trucks in a Storm
Truck & Driver
Iced Trailer
Coiled
Three Trucks
Out there
Frosty Day
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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?

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12 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    I know pilots that say the same thing. A great story and shots.

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Yes it rocks!! Vote Interesting story.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    What a wonderful, heartfelt story. You've presented both the pleasure and pitfalls of the job...well done!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Very profound words and from the heart Joerg, I am glad that you had the opportunity to travel and take your wonderful photos! Your story and photos rock, I voted.

  • Martie Last

    Martie Last gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    Not a cheap sales pitch, Joerg, just smart marketing. Very interesting writing here.

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    I would love to have visited the places you went, but I don't envy the time away from family. Nice story!

  • John Conneely

    John Conneely said (4 Jul 2009):

    Great story, got my vote. I hope you can sell your "baby" from this story. You have a new craft to draw upon and you developed it well over those eight years, and I'm sure all of us are behind you. As Nike says "just do it".

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    great story!!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    OUTSTANDING, Joerg!! ....bittersweet, however! My vote!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    The story is very heartfelt and I wish you much success in your next adventure. My vote!

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    good one. voted.

  • Alain Mijngheer

    Alain Mijngheer gave props (20 Jul 2009):

    A fine story Joerg :)

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