Some of what I’m excited to shoot in medium format are recreations. I remember some shots I took back in the “early days” roughly four years ago where I did stupid things with edits — lifting black points to make things milky and moody springs to mind in shooting this car wash vacuum. It’s one of those things where in the moment you feel like a creative genius, but then you look back and see how bad it was. I drove by this exact vacuum daily, for years, wanting to take another shot, and just never did. This frame is more of a litmus test in medium format, a study in detail and color rendering. It doesn’t quite capture the feeling and initial satisfaction, so I’m sure I’ll be back at some point for another attempt. I’m not sure why it’s attractive. It’s got some vintage appeal and weathering that’s interesting. But I also believe it’s representative in the notion that there’s still a little grit to Morgantown, a sense of a townie seeing this car wash every day, remembering it from childhood, and that memory butting up against the town’s vast growth and expansion into the new and shiny. I think that’s the true notion and direction I want to explore.