Japan's Dekotora Movement is Fading
If you find yourself driving down a highway in Japan, you might pass what looks like an actual Transformer. No, you're not crazy. These tricked-out transports belong to a niche DIY semi truck culture called dekotora, in which long-haul drivers add custom graphics, lights and swag to their vehicles on a level that goes way beyond a couple decals. With some dekotora customizations costing up to $100,000, many of these dedicated DIY designers see their vehicles as spiritual extensions of their identity. Photographer Todd Antony is giving you a better look at these mobile light shows through a series of photographs that capture both the trucks and their owners. The trend began back in the ’70s after a movie franchise showcased elaborate trucks. Aspiring stars began decorating their big rigs in hopes that they might get cast. It snowballed into a movement that has only recently begun to fade. Have a look at Antony’s shots here.