I had a few hours to ride around with Jerald Cooper, photograph mid century modern architecture and talk about his new project @HoodMidCenturyModern
We were in Cincinatti in the first week of August. It was about 90 something degrees out and Jerald's '64 Pontiac Tempest had no AC. Suddenly we had some transmission problems. We stop at an autozone and naturally try to fix it ourselves. Jerald calls a friend. I go in and buy us a wrench, oil pan and rags. We and when i say we i mean Jerald, do a full oil change in the parking lot. People are pulling up, chatting with us, admiring the car and our fast paced oil changing, picture taking. Some of the autozone employees come out too. We fixed the car and only had a little time left. But i said to him, something good will come out of this. And sure enough this portrait winds up in the @NYTimes last Thursday. But what got the picture there is Jeralds truly brilliant idea that is Hood MidCentury, his passion for it, for design and the idea that it should be for everyone and it should be preserved. Thanks for letting me be a small part of it.