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CAMERA  MAMIYA 645 PRO  FILM  KODAK PORTRA 400

This retired delivery truck in an Everett, Wash., neighborhood is not near a river. But it reminds me of an SNL comedy sketch: Chris Farley, playing motivational speaker Matt Foley, warns teens not to end up like him – divorced and "living in a van down by the river." This van looks like it was pulled from the river. It is streaked with rust. Overlake Memorial Hospital is painted on its sides. It looks like a van the fictional Foley might have called home. But this home is a rat's nest. It's dirty, dingy and disgusting. But that's the beauty of it. It's a wonderful wreck. It has been parked here for years, maybe decades. It must still be running because one time it was gone. Next time I drove through the hood the truck was parked on the street.

Van down by the river, SNL van down by the river, Everett WA, Everett Wash., Chevy emblem, Chevy van, vintage chevy van, Kodak Portra 400, Mamiya 645 Pro, Jeff King Photography
Van down by the river, SNL van down by the river, Everett WA, Everett Wash., Chevy emblem, Chevy van, vintage chevy van, Kodak Portra 400, Mamiya 645 Pro, Jeff King Photography