Adam Fedderly shot this is Marfa, Texas. I recognize the truck, a swb Dodge...I'd say from the late Seventies. I like how the colors work in this photograph. Reminds me of the way street colors start to pop after crossing the border into, say, Ojinaga. For some reason I spent a lot of time this winter taking photographs of pretty much every 1973-87 Chevrolet/GMC truck in Marfa. I'm not used to taking pictures. A sort of mania took hold: taking a photograph is a lot like asserting ownership, isn't it? An appetite that grows the more you feed it. I started feeling manic hunger to document--devour?-- every last truck. Definitely a possessive, not to say aggressive, instinct. Just one isn't enough;
have to get them ALL.
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.