It isn’t just the cars from the past that looked different; their inhabitants did too. And although we still have plenty of cars from the past to gawk at and and enjoy, we don’t have the people. But thanks to photographer Mike Mandel, here’s a look at some of them. Gawk your heart out.
Mike got his start at age 19 standing our on a street corner shooting the people in their cars, in LA in what has to be right around 1970. He used a wide angle lens on his camera, which meant he was very close to his subjects, something he could get away with then but not so likely now. The results are very divergent.