I was in DC last week shooting Tom Carroll’s African art collection. I love walking in the neighborhoods around Tom’s house. / When my family was in Innsbruck in the mid 50s, we used to walk past a Mercedes dealership where there was a black 190 just like this one. My dad used to joke about buying it and bringing it back to the States, but even at that time these cars were way beyond our means. When I was photographing, the owner and his wife came out of their house and we had a nice chat. This one is a 1957 model, and it is in really nice shape.