Carpenter, North Carolina
This photo is from the Carpenter Folio. The interesting photographs surround this particular image and those memories are much better than this photograph. They are memories because I could not change film holders on my view camera quick enough.
The town I live in has been growing rapidly for over thirty years. It transformed from rural to suburban in a few short years. At the time of this photograph we experienced a confluence of disparate life styles. These life styles passed in front of me in a matter of a few moments on a Saturday morning:
- A tractor pulling a hay rake
- Bubba and Earl wearing overalls and “seed caps” driving an old pickup truck (probably following the hay rake)
- A Mercedes Benz Sedan
- A peloton of cyclists, all wearing logo covered spandex racing suits
The transition from rural to exclusive happened in a matter of minutes right in front of me. I didn’t have time to record it.