When the dirtiest of car washes becomes your favoritest of photo spots

Every time I drive back home to South Dakota, I pass through Mankato and, more specifically, I pass this hole-in-the-wall car wash. I’ve always had the urge to shoot at this place, and a new friendship with Mankota resident, Roxy, presented the perfect chance.

What I didn’t see from afar during these roadtrips was a whole lot of gnats, wall cracks, and the putrid smell of unkept damp spaces. We only spent about 15mins here before the gnats (and smell) drove us away, but man, did Roxy make it work!

Check her out here, Roxy Vail.