"I have no idea what these gauges actually do."

August 23rd, 2014, 2pm

Wanna know a secret? I blew this thing up in the middle of the road, gauges and all. An explosion of oil, pistons, rods and a layer of grime amassed by years of mechanical labor. There was the phone call to the owner. “Um, I blew up your truck.” “Williams, Arizona.” “Sorry.”

“Leave it,” he said. “Abandon it.”

The only remaining trace is this photograph, made the MOMENT I crossed from Arizona into New Mexico to begin what would become a second life. A return actually. An unexpected homecoming to the West. The light, the landscape and a culture forgotten by all but a few. The veil officially pierced. No going back, at least mentally, but this 250th of a second will remain, both online and in print form. And somewhere out there the bones of a Dodge turn white in the high mountain sun.

Emanuel, David Wade, Christine, Thursday and 1 more said thanks.

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Daniel Milnor

"Photographer at Large" for Blurb, Inc. Serial book, magazine and journal maker. @smogranch www.shifter.media

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