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Will Design For (GAS!) Money by Daniel  Rarela

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*model/ concept: Art

laugh because it’s funny, and cry because it’s so pitifully true, guys… the fact remains that even if you’re a talented design/ art/ photography student, the size of your income may not always be quite so proportionate to the size of your skill.

(of course, if you throw in a heavy dose of prayer and ambition, THEN the equation changes…)

special thanks to Art for coming up with the idea for this photo, and just being ballsy enough to do this at a freeway exit, where I’m sure drivers were more than a little weirded out by what they saw

oh, and by the way… do you guys remember the good ol’ days when we thought $2.87 for a gallon of gas was expensive? we were young, naive and innocent then…

fun fact: this photo is nearly two years old! I took this back in late 2006 when I didn’t even have my dSLR yet! I normally don’t go back that far when searching for past photos that are worthy of being tweaked in the lab, but this one was special :)


  • Deidre Cripwell
    Deidre Cripwellover 6 years ago

    This is a special image. Love the “desparate” feel to it, but also the humour and fun that radiates out

  • Nate Welk
    Nate Welkover 6 years ago

    Great image, would’ve loved to seen the reaction of the passing motorists. It also makes me nostalgic for the day when gas was below $3.00 a gallon.

  • HA HAA Nathan! you rock – i was wondering how many people would notice that and get nostalgic about it… I can still remember the days when I could pay $20 for gas and still get change… those days are gone, sadly :P

    – Daniel Rarela

  • Jen Cannella
    Jen Cannellaover 6 years ago

    I love this!

  • ferndesign
    ferndesignover 6 years ago

    lol this is great love it

  • toolesque
    toolesqueover 6 years ago

    gas was 289 two years ago?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Daaang, thats a lawwt. love the pic.

  • Mohamad Amin Khaxar
    Mohamad Amin K...over 6 years ago


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  • toycake
    toycakeover 6 years ago

    lol thats me

  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskiover 6 years ago

    congrats on the Home Page,wonderful comp and Techs, well done this makes me laugh

  • willowweepforme
    willowweepformeover 6 years ago

    haha, brilliant!

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