Random Snap>> Rusty In The Rain

I came across this photo of Mike Burroughs' infamous E28 BMW, Rusty (taken by Mike Burroughs!), during my nightly interneting. This photo blew me away. I love that it's so moody and the fact that I had to take a closer look to really notice that it was, indeed, that rusty BMW that we all either love or hate.

After a quick chat with Mike, he mentioned that it rarely ever rains as hard as in this photo in his part of the country. So when it did, he didn't even have to think about grabbing his camera and driving dear ol' Rusty out to a nice spot. That bit of quick thinking reminded me how improvisational, emotionally charged and how much sacrifice has to be given for the sake of photography.

There's no glamor in the act photography, but light capturists like Mike sure make it look so.

-Linhbergh

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1

If you go to the website, that totally awesome "Rusty" of a bimmer that inspired certain aspects of my project, has died. he crashed it back in like february. its so sad and I still have it as my desktop background. I freakin loved that car!

2

well heather i have a volkswgen of almost equal love, rusted, dented, low... but its on bricks in the front stret at the moment... i love it to death and yes it is my background back when i had the stock wheels still

3

hmmm i appreciate what he was going for here - i think in his opinion he got there.. - i even like his "Rusty".. is he just having a re-spray in this pic.. what with it raining and all LOL(?)

4

desktop please?

5

"rusty" ahs not died it was all repaired and now has a 1j

6

realy beautiful)

7

guess it hurts lol

8

Sick picture.. Looks touched up with film grain in background and light brush of white on the headlights

9

"rusty" died now it's with JDM motor what a shame.

10

Que buena foto!

11

This picture is amazing, it gave me chills. DESKTOP please!

12

I have been out of the game for a little bit when it comes to the bmw scene but Mike also owned a ridiculously clean 93 3 series that was stanced and packing a s54 power-plant. If that car is completed it is in dire need of a feature.

13

the car was crashed by a friend and not by Mike FYI,



Love it or hate it, this car had a demeanor like no other!

14

This picture is amazing, it gave me chills. DESKTOP please!

15

Rusty is not "dead" who cares if it has a 1j....it just makes it that much cooler. And his 3 series is "finished", S54 and all.

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