«A meditation on character, class, [and] the humancondition, precarious at any speed.» - Cathleen Medwick,O, the Oprah Magazine «Even with nothing but glass
separating us from our fellow drivers, we like to believewe''re invisible when we take the wheel. Andrew Bush'sDrive proves how hilariously wrong that assumption canbe and how oblivious-but also how at peace-most of uslook once we step into our cars and shut the door.»-Richard B. Woodward, Wall Street Journal
The culture of cars is an inseparable part of Americanlife. Whether used for functional purposes or recreation,automobiles are expressions of our personality. They also represent the American ideals of freedom, mobility,and independence, providing a unique personal spacethat is at once private and public. Andrew Bush (b. 1956) examines this tension between private and public in hisremarkable series of photographs of individuals drivingcars in and around Los Angeles a city famous for itscar culture. By attaching a camera to the passenger sidewindow, Bush made these pictures while driving along-side his subjects often traveling at 60 mph. Taking noteson the speed and direction he was going, Bush created extended captions for the images and called the series Vector Portraits. Published here for the first time, this portfolio is accompanied by an essay by culture critic Patt Morrison and an interview between the photographerand Jeff L. Rosenheim that discusses the Vector Portraitsin the context of Bush's photography as a whole.