Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Del Re

Dominic Del Re, born in Bola, Italy, has been driving his knife-grinder truck around Brooklyn since the late 80's.  I was still missing a lot of things English when I first met him, and loved the opportunity to talk football (soccer).  Even back then he said the job was brutal to his hearing.
The truck is a lovely sight to behold, with its hand-painted lawnmower, knife, scissors, ice-skates, shears & hatchet.  You can read a 1997 profile of Mr. Del Re here.


Laura Goggin Photography said...

I love all the hand-painted blades!

Marty Wombacher said...

Love these photos and the article about him was great. I love people that realize their jobs are killing them and move on.

Roger_Paw said...

Love, love, love the paintings!