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Created 5-Sep-12
20 photos
My photography of the demolition derby embodies the raucous spirit of what is proudly called “contemporary redneck culture.” I'm drawn to this community's creative ingenuity, shown in the ways they give new life to an old, all but abandoned icon of the American dream, the automobile.

These photographs explore a subculture of people who work with what they have as they embrace the charm of destruction. They love the process of grinding steel, burning rubber and showering sparks to fulfill their vision of the American dream; a dream of creating the indestructible car that is the last car running.