Seeing Familiar Faces in Headlights and Grills of Classic Cars

A local photographer captures the spirit of the automobile for America's Car Museum.

Photography by William Anthony July 20, 2015 Published in the August 2015 issue of Portland Monthly

Portland photographer William Anthony shot 32 cars for America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, that show a softer side of the museum’s collection, which spans a century of auto making. His low-angle, low-light shots seem to isolate amused, dopey, and sinister faces that, he says, humans are hardwired to recognize. “It’s a chicken-and-the-egg sort of thing,” Anthony says. “Do we see faces because of how we are, or did they design the cars that way?”

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Image: William Anthony 

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