Dave Blake Photographer
Automobiles and related stuff have been a part of my life since I can remember. My Dad and his father before him worked for General Motors and I went to an Engineering run by GM. I've always been enthralled with the design elements of classic cars -- those built before 1975. When I entered the fray as a"professional" photographer in the late 1990's, I tried to capture those elements with the camera. While photographing the whole car is done quite often, I chose to look at tail lights, bumpers and chrome. Thus the name "Car Butts". In fact, the first images I sold were car butts to be used in an office building for which a friend had the decorating contract (thanks, April). More recently, I have moved to junked pieces and the ever famous Rat Rods. I hope you enjoy these images -- you won't see late model cars as they have no personality whatsoever.