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Live blogging from the Fairfax County Public Library in windy and sunny Reston, Virginia.  Listening to some very loud Godspeed You, Black Emperor on my earbuds.  Getting mentally settled into the day.



Spotting a 1968 Datsun 2000 in good condition was a nice treat. There are so many late 60s and early 70s American muscle cars from around but for our money, but the nimble Japanese and European imports from that period offer more bang for your buck.

Meanwhile, the 1988 Chevrolet Nova may not be a favorite of collectors, but that is precisely why we loved the one we saw in Reston, Virginia. It’s these kind of workaday cars that are usually neglected. Not so classics like the red 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL parked in Tribeca. Cars like these are treasured by enthusiasts, collectors, and fashion photographers alike.

Despite the crowds at a Park Slope street fair, we were able to get a good shot of a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500, which you could argue is a kind of spiritual ancestor to the 1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria.

Late last December, we spotted a pristine 1963 Volvo 122, and about a month later, a 1933 Packard awaiting a newly married couple.

Finally, three more icons of auto design we spotted this year were a 1970 Citroën DS 21 a 1983 DeLorean DMC-12, and a 1978 Peugeot 504.

Happy New Year, everybody.

Reston, Virginia.

Henri Cartier-Bresson said “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

I wonder if he met your your first 10,000 photos on your new camera. I took my new camera out for a spin last night and I feel like I’m starting all over again. 


I had so much fun in VA I missed the environment so much. I loved getting my hair dripping wet as I ran through it. I missed the cool water on my skin during hot sticky days and the dirt and miss in between my toes. I missed seeing the quick bright glow of lightning and the intense crackle of thunder that followed. I missed looking up and seeing nothing but leaves from trees all around me. I missed hearing the birds chirp and the crickets sing. I missed the soul filling vibe and the moist smell after rainy days!