Rust-In-Peace By: Mercedes Blair, A new feature in GasPains Magazine
From The Editor-in-Chief
Gaspains Magazine will debut next week with a regular feature from our east coast correspondent Mercedes Blair. I approached her with the idea of penning an ongoing series of articles about some of the forgotten rusty gold she has come across with her canine companion Jazzy. Mercedes has a keen eye and I know we all look forward to reading about her adventures and welcome her to the GasPains Network family.
Topher Cooper PhD, Editor-in-Chief
Hi, I’m Mercedes Blair. I’m a 27 year old photographer originally from Brantford, Ontario and moved to Nova Scotia when I was young. 3 years ago my dog and exploring companion Jazzy and I decided to photograph an abandoned farm that I always admired growing up. There was a 1976 Dodge Aspen there that a barn had fallen down on, and I fell in love. It was that day that my passion for abandoned buildings and vehicles sparked. I haven’t been able to get enough of them ever since!
There is nothing better than finding old treasures. Most of them that I find are at abandoned houses or in some of the most random places in the woods that I find while searching for waterfalls. Sometimes I wonder how they even got there in the first place. The more rust and the more that nature has taken over, the better!! I especially love when trees are growing through the grills, trunk, etc. I look forward to sharing some of mine and Jazzy’s amazing abandoned rust finds that definitely have GasPains! I can’t take all of the credit, she has alerted to me to a few old vehicles that I wouldn’t have noticed myself!
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