American Auto Icon The 57 Chevy Bel Air

Chevy Bel Air at the Beach

The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by Chevrolet in September 1956 for the 1957 model year. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range Two-Ten, and the One-Fifty. A two-door station wagon, the Nomad was produced as a Bel Air model. An upscale trim option called the “Delray” was available for two-ten 2-door sedans. It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car’s image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The ’57 Chevy, as it is often known, is an auto icon

 

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Life is good when you head down to the beach for sunset, snap a few photographs of an American Bald Eagle chewing on a Sheep Head Fish, get chased out by no-seem-ums and catch a classic vintage red and white Chevy Bel Air parked right up on the sand.

With moments of light fading and the threat of the owner, keys in hand, wandering back towards his baby, the brain has to think fast. Settings, ISO, shutterspeed, composition, aperture, how angle the shot to keep that garbage can out of the frame, owner approaching just over the bend, yikes can I get it? Shots taken within moments and then the moment is gone. Car, beach, sky, captured. Post processing to bring out the car’s beauty along with the colors of the perfect evening at the beach.

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What a day dream to find such a beautiful car parked as if it was ready for a magazine shoot. One of those moments you can plan, you just have to be ready for these special life moments. Sure you could plan it. If you had a fashion spread budget, hired the car for the evening, had a light crew or perhaps a movie budget. But perhaps its somewhat easier to simply put yourself at the ready and in place for these moments of serendipity.

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Recently sold – 20.000″ x 13.375″ print of 1957 Chevy Bel Air to a buyer from Kenosha, WI.

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Bonus feature: Cars in the Wild

Somehow my path and these great old vintage cars seem to cross here in New England.

Recently sold – Winter in Vermont Artwork

Winter in Vermont - watercolor artwork by Edward M. Fielding
Winter in Vermont – watercolor artwork by Edward M. Fielding

“Winter in Vermont” is a watercolor treated photograph from the Brattleboro, Vermont area that depicts a classic red wood frame period farm house among sugar maple trees under a blanket of winter snow. An idyllic landscape that can still be seen in the villages of Vermont.

“Winter in Vermont” by Edward M. Fielding can be purchased as matted and framed wall art decor in 100s of combinations of framing choices and mats or you can purchase this image as a print rolled in a tube in a variety of fine art papers.

The image can also be purchased as a canvas, wood, metal or acrylic print of museum quality that is ready to hang.  It can also be purchased as a greeting card or custom Christmas card, tote bag, phone case, throw pillow, towel, shower curtain and more.

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-winter-in-vermont-edward-fielding.html

Vintage Automobile Photography

Vintage Automobiles

Classic vintage car photography by Edward M. Fielding featuring great old cars captured in their natural environment.  Available as prints, museum quality framed and matted artwork, metal prints, acrylic prints, wood prints as well as products such as tote bags and throw pillows.  See the entire collection at:  http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/car

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-car-in-front-of-house-edward-fielding.html
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Old Ford Model T Woodie
Old Ford Model T Woodie – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/2-old-model-t-ford-in-front-of-house-edward-fielding.html
Vintage Corvette Sting Ray In Vineyard
Vintage Corvette Sting Ray In Vineyard – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/vintage-corvette-sting-ray-in-vineyard-edward-fielding.html

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/p-550-spyder-sports-car-edward-fielding.html
http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/p-550-spyder-sports-car-edward-fielding.html
Old Hudson in the Snow
Old Hudson in the Snow –http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-hudson-in-the-snow-black-and-white-edward-fielding.html
Old Junker Car by Edward M. Fielding
Old Junker Car by Edward M. Fielding http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-junker-car-edward-fielding.html

Yellow Cab Square

Yellow Cab Square http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/yellow-cab-square-edward-fielding.html

Cruise Night At the Diner
Cruise Night At the Diner http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/cruise-night-at-the-diner-edward-fielding.html

See the entire car photography collection at:  http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/car

Open All Night – Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Coffee at the Diner

“Draw one – a cup of mud”

“Draw one in the dark”

“Pair of drawers”

“Blonde and sweet”

Diner Coffee – How ever you order your coffee at the diner, you’ll know the diner waitress will always be back for a frequent top off of hot joe.

Coffee at the diner
Coffee at the diner “Open All Night” by Edward M. Fielding

Diner Memories – I recently sold this photograph of a traditional diner cup of coffee in a classic diner to to a buyer from Hendersonville, TN..  The New England area still has a lot of classic diners in use, many of them from the Worchester Diner Company such as one in the photo.

Shot at the Four Aces Diner in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the original 1952 Worcester Diner Car number 837.  If you are in the area, you have to try their Red Flannel Hash – so good!

We love diners and breakfast all day, so when ever we are traveling around and spot a diner, we’ll stop in for a Western omelette or eggs over easy.  Luckily we’ve been able to find them all over the country.  I have a full section in my portfolio just of diner photographs.

Diner Neon Clock
Recently sold a 14.000″ x 10.500″ print of Time To Eat to a buyer from Cleveland Heights, OH.

New Hampshire is simply classic diner fan heaven with so many classic diners spread around the state!  Here is a check list of diners to experience the next time you are traveling around New Hampshire:

104 Diner
752 NH Route 104
New Hampton, NH 03256Airport Diner
2280 Brown Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103

The Bacon Barn
4 Sanborn Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053

Coffee Pot Restaurant
30 Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

Cross Roads Diner
94 New Rochester Road
Dover, NH 03820

DaddyPops Tumble Inn Diner
1 Main Street
Claremont, NH 03743

The D.W. Diner
416 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

Donna’s Place
28 Lowell Road
Hudson, NH 03051

Fast Eddie’s Diner
320 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH 03842

Four Aces Diner
23 Bridge Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784

Four Seasons Diner
1328 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH 03106

Friends Diner
85 Allenstown Road
Allenstown, NH 03275

George’s Diner
10 Plymouth Street
Meredith, NH 03253

Gilley’s Diner
175 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Hollis Market Place Diner
4 Ash Street
Hollis, NH

Joey’s Diner
1 Craftsman Lane
Amherst, NH 03031

The Lebanon Diner
24 Hanover Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

Lindy’s Diner
19 Gilbo Avenue

Keene, NH 03461

Littleton Diner
170 W Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

MaryAnn’s Diner
29 East Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

Marcus P’s Diner Plus
50 Main Street
Greenville, NH 03048

Margie’s Dream Diner
172 Hayward Street
Manchester, NH 03103Miss Wakefield Diner
7 Windy Hollow Road
Wakefield, NH 03872

Moe Joe Country Diner
649 E Industrial Park Drive
Manchester, NH 03109

Murphy’s Diner
516 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Norton’s Classic Cafe
233 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Union Diner
1331 Union Avenue
Laconia, NH 03246

Peterborough Diner
10 Depot Street
Peterborough, NH 03458

Pink Cadillac Diner
17 Farmington Road
Rochester, NH 03867

Plain Jane’s Diner
897 Old Route 25
Rumney, NH

Poor Boy’s Diner
136 Rockingham Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Red Arrow Diner – Manchester
61 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Red Arrow Diner – Milford
63 Union Square
Milford, NH

Remember When Diner
1 Wildwood Lane
Rochester, NH 03867

Roundabout Diner
580 U.S. 1 Bypass
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Steves Diner
100 Portsmouth Avenue
Exeter, NH 03833

South Side Diner
127 Rockingham Road
Derry, NH 03038

Sunny Day Diner
Route 3
Lincoln, NH 03251

Suzie’s Diner
76 Lowell Road
Hudson, NH 03051

Tilt’n Diner
61 Laconia Road
Tilton, NH 03276

Trackside Cafe
66 Lincoln Street
Exeter, NH 03833

Breakfast Served All Day by Edward M. Fielding
Breakfast Served All Day by Edward M. Fielding

We’ve haven’t even hit all of the diners in the state of New Hampshire but we’ve certainly been to our fair share in Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine as well as more far reaching spots in Montana, Florida and even diners in Canada.

My wife Wendy and I even “starred” in a TV commercial filmed  in a diner on Prince Edward Island for the Atlantic Lottery.  There I am at 27 seconds getting my 12% piece of the pie!  Yum!

The Old Red Truck

I can faithfully say that I’ve never seen an old vintage red truck that I didn’t like. I don’t think my car can physically drive past an old red truck. Call it an obsession or some thing primal but I just love the look of old red farm trucks, especially found the wild.

Old Red Farm Truck Framed
Framed print of the old red truck by Edward M. Fielding http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-red-ford-pickup-edward-fielding.html

It can be a completely restored, freshly waxed, just pulled out of the garage beauty or an aged, weathered and rusty old relic in a field. I just love the look of these vintage old workhorses.

If I had the money, my next prop purchase would be an old red farm truck that I could drive around and place in the country landscapes that surround my area.  Forget about the prop guns, skulls, baskets, suitcases etc that I use, I’d be happy to transport them all around in my old red truck.

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Of course I know nothing about cars so that might be a problem.  Although I do understand that these old cars are much simpler than today’s computer driven vehicles so maybe it wouldn’t be such a problem to maintain it.

Even better would be to meet someone who owns a great old truck and would enjoy driving around the area parking it in the perfect spots for me to photograph.  Anyone out there in the Upper Valley who owns a great old vehicle and meets this description? 😉

Red Neck Moving Day
http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/red-neck-moving-day-edward-fielding.html

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Photographing Vintage Cars in the Wilds of New England

Meanwhile I’ll just have to keep my eyes peeled and find them “in the wild” as I call it.  Not in a car show but out in the open in their natural environments.

Sounds crazy right?  Finding a beautiful old vintage car parked in the perfect spot ready to be photographed?  Well luck favors the prepared and I’ve been lucky on a number of occasions.  Partly because I’m out photographing a lot and partly because there are lot of great old cars still knocking about in New England at least when the weather is good.  Something about Yankee thrift I suppose which as kept these old cars in top condition and stored away from the elements.

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Then and Now – a 1941 Hudson Coupe

The Old 1940s Hudson Coupe

Back in the day, any one with a bunch of extra cash could jump into the brand new automobile industry. Numerous brands of cars started and were later gobbled up by a trend in consolidation of the auto industry. One of those early brands was “Hudson”, started by Joseph L. Hudson, a Detroit department store entrepreneur and founder of Hudson’s department store, who bankrolled and gave the name to the company.

The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson and other brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 to 1954. In 1954, Hudson merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation to form American Motors (AMC).

One of the stand out cars from Hudson was this 1941 beautiful coupe.

Restored 1941 Hudson Coupe
Restored 1941 Hudson Coupe

Wandering around White River Junction, Vermont one day I spotted an old wreck of a 1941 Hudson Coupe in a lot full of old junkers in various states of decay.  Some serious restoration work would have to be done to get this car back into any shape resembling the original.

1941 Hudson Coupe Unrestored
1941 Hudson Coupe Unrestored

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/out-of-the-past-edward-fielding.html

Even in this snow covered lot, with weeds growing through the floor boards, the missing headlights and the tarnished chrome and rusty body, the beauty of the lines of this old classic car showed through.

I visited this spot in a variety of season, each time I was attracted to the curves of the old Hudson.

Old Hudson in the Snow
Old Hudson in the Snow

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-hudson-in-the-snow-black-and-white-edward-fielding.html

Old Hudson Car Fall Foliage
Old Hudson Car Fall Foliage

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I returned to the lot on a number of occasions over the years but then a new bridge was put in between White River Junction and West Lebanon right near this lot and the auto repair place next to it was taken down to make way for some office buildings, so the cars disappeared.

Seen Better Days
Seen Better Days by Edward M. Fielding

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/seen-better-days-edward-fielding.html

I keep my eye out for that old Hudson and its companion the old Plymouth as well as the old Ford and other cars that sat in that lot waiting for the right time or person to restore them to their former glory or donate their parts for some project or another.

Old Junker Car by Edward M. Fielding
Old Junker Car by Edward M. Fielding

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-junker-car-edward-fielding.html

About the Artist

Recently I was one of the featured artists in the PhotoReel art show at Gallery W at the Whitney in the Berkshires.

In addition to fine art photography, I enjoy being a staff educator at the AVA Gallery and Arts Center in Lebanon, NH teaching creative technology such as Scratch and Lego Mindstorms robotics to elementary and middle school children.

Many of the images featured here on Fine Art America are available for rights managed licensing for book covers and other projects from Arc Angel Images – http://tinyurl.com/aww2wzl
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All work in this gallery is the original work of Edward M. Fielding. It is for sale, copyrighted to Edward M. Fielding and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws.

Diane Arbus – in the beginning


A preview of the exhibition diane arbus: in the beginning, on view at The Met Breuer from July 12 through November 27, 2016.

I’m looking forward to seeing this new exhibit of early work from photographer Diane Arbus being shown at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Arts new extention space in the old Whitney Museum building.  The show at the MET Breuer highlights the archives of the METs collection of Arbus photographs printed by Arbus herself.

“Diane Arbus: In the Beginning,” which opens July 12 at the Met Breuer, will give the first real glimpse of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century in chrysalis. Drawing from the Diane Arbus Archive, acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in 2007 from the artist’s daughters, Doon and Amy Arbus, the exhibition focuses on the years 1956 through 1962 and includes mostly images that have never before been exhibited or published, a huge body of work predating the pictures that have defined Arbus’s career. The show will arrive just after the publication of “Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer” (Ecco), a highly anticipated and unauthorized biography by Arthur Lubow, a contributor to The New York Times, that delves deeply into the connections between Arbus’s work and her sometimes troubled life, in interviews with many friends who have never before spoken publicly about her.

 

Diane Arbus
Credit Diane Arbus/The Estate of Diane Arbus LLC – Little man biting woman’s breast, N.Y.C., 1958. “We’re at a street festival, and there’s a theatrical aspect. People are performing for her. They’re having fun.”

 

In 1972, a year after she took her own life, Arbus became the first American photographer to have photographs displayed at the Venice Biennale. Millions viewed traveling exhibitions of her work in 1972–1979. The book accompanying the exhibition, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, edited by Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel and first published in 1972 is the best selling photography monograph ever, still being reprinted today.Between 2003 and 2006, Arbus and her work were the subjects of another major traveling exhibition, Diane Arbus Revelations. In 2006, the motion picture Fur, starring Nicole Kidman as Arbus, presented a fictional version of her life story.



 

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The Classic Fiat 500 Automobile

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I have to admit it. I went to Italy and fell in love with the classic Fiat 500. We’ve started to see the redesigned modern version here in the United States but over in Rome, Florence and other Italian cities, seeing classic, vintage Fiat 500s in their native habit was a treat for the eyes.

Tiny little old Fiat 500s with appropriate scratches and small dents snuggled up against the curbs, squeezed in between Vespas motor scooters, delivery vans and crates full of eggplants and milk in front of an Italian restaurant with the smell of simmering tomato sauce and parked on top of ancient cobble stone streets was simply heaven.

I did this pop art version of the Fiat 500 above with bold colors and a black background in a square format.

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I also have this bright purple version of a Fiat 500 parked on the street as well as this graphic design illustration for t-shirts, sweatshirts, throw pillows and more. You can even choose the background color.

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More classic Fiat 500 artwork here.

The Fiat 500 (Italian: Cinquecento, Italian pronunciation: [ˌtʃiŋkweˈtʃɛnto]) is a rear-engine two-door, four passenger city car manufactured and marketed by Fiat Automobiles from 1957 to 1975 over a single generation in coupé and station wagon body styles.

Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, a cheap and practical town car. Measuring 2.97 metres (9 feet 9 inches) long, and originally powered by 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 is considered one of the first city cars.

In 2007, the 50th anniversary of the Nuova 500’s launch, Fiat launched another new 500, stylistically inspired by the 1957 Nuova 500, featuring a front-mounted engine and front-wheel drive.

Fiat 500 photographs, paintings and artwork by Edward M. Fielding can be purchased as prints, canvas, metal prints as well as on products such as tote bags, pillows and more from www.edwardfielding.com and edward-fielding.pixels.com.  All work carries a money back guarantee.

Paramount Theater Boston

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The Paramount Theater Boston is a watercolor styled photograph by Edward M. Fielding and is available as prints, canvas prints, frame and matted wall art as well as various product variations.  Part of a portfolio of over 4,000 fine art photographs and artwork.

From Wikipedia:

The Paramount opened in 1932 as a 1700-seat, single-screen movie theatre. It was one of the first movie houses in Boston to play talking motion pictures. The theatre was named after its original owner, Paramount Pictures. It closed in 1976 and most of the Art Deco interior decoration was destroyed in the 1980s during the removal of asbestos.[1] In 1984, the building was designated a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission.

In 2002, Millennium Partners agreed to restore the Paramount’s facade, marquee, and vertical sign in exchange for city approval of their adjacent Ritz-Carlton Towers project. The city occasionally lights the sign at night. The city’s hopes that the site would be developed by the Cambridge-based American Repertory Theater were not fulfilled.

In April 2005, Emerson College announced plans to renovate the Paramount Theatre and build a performing arts facility in and around the original building. The $77 million project involved the renovation of the building and adjacent parcels of land into a complex containing a 550-seat theater, a Performance Development Center, a student residence hall, a 125-seat black box theater, a 170-seat film screening room, eight rehearsal studios ranging from 700 square feet (65 m2) to 1,900 square feet (180 m2), six practice rooms for individuals and small groups, a sound stage for film production classes, a scene shop, several classrooms, a restaurant, and up to a dozen offices for faculty and staff.

The project was completed in the fall of 2008.

Press Release: New Vintage Tractors Artwork

Vintage Tractors artwork
Vintage Tractors artwork

Vintage Tractors

September 14th, 2016 – Etna, NH

New vintage tractor artwork. Photographer and visual artist Edward M. Fielding (www.edwardfielding.com) has just release a new artwork in his popular series of vintage tractor photographs, paintings and art.

Fielding says, “I now have close to 100 photographs and artworks in my Vintage Tractors portfolio. I’m a a big fan of these farming workhorses, really the most important machine on any farm. I’m especially fond of the old reliable equipment that family farmers keep in good shape. Some of restored as a piece of history and become as pampered as a classic car but I see a lot of these old tractors in use around the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire where I live.

At local fairs you can see vintage tractor clubs displaying their pride and joys but I really get excited when I see one of these beauties cutting hay in a neighbor’s field or pulling a trailer float at a local Fourth of July parade.”

The newest artwork is an acrylic painting effect created using an original photograph of a row of vintage tractors recently found on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Fielding just returned from a photography exploration of the island from its rural seaside farms and countryside to the red sand beaches and lighthouses.

This vintage tractor artwork can be purchase as a framed and matted print, metal print, canvas or printed and rolled in a tube for framing locally. Canvas prints are available all the way up to huge sofa sized 60.00″ x 33.75″ prints for maximum impact.

To see the entire collection of Vintage Tractor photographs, artwork, t-shirts, paintings and more visit – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/collections/vintage+tractors

 

 

tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction. Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially (and originally) tillage, but nowadays a great variety of tasks. Agricultural implements may be towed behind or mounted on the tractor, and the tractor may also provide a source of power if the implement is mechanized.