Behind the Dodge Ad
Being included in the Dodge Ram Super Bowl Ad in 2013 was a great surprise to our family and farm. You may be wondering how this could come as a surprise, after all, they did have to come and photograph all of us. Here's the short story.
I was called out of the blue by a local commercial photographer named Andy Mahr. He told me he was hired to do a shoot about farms and ranches, but he was not at liberty to say who hired him, or what the images were going to be used for. Little did we know the secrecy extended far beyond our little farm, in fact very few people even within the Dodge company knew of the commercial.
As we watched the game, the commercial came on. Listening to the iconic speech by Paul Harvey and watching the images quietly tell the story, we saw my father, brother, and my son all enjoy a brief moment of fame. My son was quite the rock star when he went back to school, pretty much everyone in our small town had seen him. Needless to say, the hazing and teasing has been relentless between myself and my brother as well.
It was a fantastic memory for our family, but the commercial speaks largely to what many in our community, and country, experience on a daily basis. It was a great tribute to the hidden people that produce the goods that end up on all of our plates every day of the year.
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