Writer and Photographer Team Up to Detail ’50 Cars Time Forgot’

Early in 2020, veteran automotive writer Axel Catton and veteran automotive photographer Michel Zumbrunn were looking for a project they could work on during the pandemic. Along with publisher teNeues, they settled on the idea that became Lost Beauties: 50 Cars that Time Forgot, a new, lavishly illustrated coffee-table book that takes an in-depth look at influential, outlier, or just plain weird vintage vehicles that have all but vanished from the (general) public imagination.

Starting with 300 images that Zumbrunn had shot over the past decade or so, Catton and his collaborators each created a list of the 50 cars they’d want to include in the book. “About 45 were identical on all three lists,” Catton said. “We said, wow, that’s something. It made our job much easier.”

Cars were chosen based on a few criteria. “I wanted to look at the pictures and have them speak to me

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We Tag Along with Photographer Larry Chen in a Custom 1970 Chevrolet Blazer

Photo credit: Larry Chen Courtesy of Kahn Media

Photo credit: Larry Chen Courtesy of Kahn Media

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Larry Chen can’t stop talking about the paint. I think he’d lick it if there wasn’t a whole bunch of us watching. I can’t blame him. The color is a dark oaky green with a fine gold pearl that pops along the body lines of the 1970 Blazer and makes it glow in the setting sun. It looks delicious. With its open cockpit of soft wheat-colored leather, and a backdrop of emerald and amber Malibu mountains, it’s a photographer’s dream, and Chen, crouched in a deep squat and leaning back to balance the weight of two large Canon cameras, is taking full advantage. “That paint,” he says again, as the camera shutter clicks so fast it becomes a whir.

Chen is well-known in the automotive

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Romanian Photographer Shoots Women From 121 Nations To Level Out That Beauty Is All Over The Place

THE OLD STORIES DEMONstrate the interrelationships that the Pueblo people have maintained with their plant and animal clanspeople. Kochininako, Yellow Woman, represents all girls within the old tales. Her deeds span the spectrum of human habits and are mostly heroic acts, although in at least one story, she chooses to hitch the secret Destroyer Clan, which worships destruction and dying. Because Laguna Pueblo cosmology contains a feminine creator, the standing of girls is equal with the status of males, and ladies appear as typically as males within the old stories as hero figures. When an individual was ready to do one thing, she did it. Thus the traditional Pueblo people did not worry about growing older or about trying old because there were no social boundaries drawn by the passage of years.

Woman & Beauty

I imagine that Angelou is trying to specific that she is so phenomenally woman because of how she … Read More