• Feb 26, 2012
We're all familiar with barn finds, but what happens when cars don't have barns to protect them? The results look like Peter Lippmann's photographic series, Paradise Parking, in which four-wheeled classics are shown half digested by the relentlessly hungry matron we call Mother Nature.

Lippmann's project took two years to put together, and a book of the series will be issued in October. Before that, his photos will be shown at the Gallery Sophie Maree in Amsterdam. Right now, however, you can find eleven of the shots in our gallery.


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      Douglas
      • 2 Years Ago
      they all look like french cars. nothing from the states
      Zee Frunch Canadiun
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful work. Great composition and processing. His other galleries are also impressive
      OnTheRocks
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those shots are beautiful. Nature cares not when it comes to autos, it will eventually reclaim them all.
      Flashg67
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those cars were parked years ago,and the forest grew up around them. It looks these pictures like were shot over in a part of Europe where the climate is cool & wet. Somewhwere I saw some pictures from Washington state where the cars were in a similar state of decay. Not too far from my location (NC) there is a junkyard that never crushes anything,and there autos down there that are starting to have trees grow up through them.
        bullwinkle94a
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Flashg67
        Do you have the address of this junkyard in NC? I have a few 30's and 40's Mopars I am looking for parts for.
      meOSU13
      • 2 Years Ago
      So that's what happened to Mr. Weasley's car. Wait. Doesn't this violate the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy?
      opuscat999
      • 2 Years Ago
      They look faked.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @opuscat999
        [blocked]
          Phil B
          • 2 Years Ago
          Elmo, he said they LOOK faked, not they ARE. He's expressing an opinion, sheesh.
      YOUNGBLOOD
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have seen an artist take old smashed cars and make 4' fish out of them. The headlights, etc. are used for eyes, fins, gills; they are wonderful pieces of art. The 'fish' and on poles and rise into the air. They are located at the Miners Hospital, Park Ave, Park City, UT.
      YOUNGBLOOD
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a piece of land wish 10,000 tires stacked up by 10's with weeds growing near a creek, pictures anyone??
      Brett
      • 2 Years Ago
      My good friend has a photo kind of like these. It's an old Chevy truck he found on his wife's family's acreage http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=269942139738577&set=a.269942129738578.62517.139334776132648&type=1&theater
      TangoR34
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who would even abandon their cars in the middle of a forest?
        Brian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TangoR34
        I think that the point of the photos was that the cars were abandoned and then the forest and foilage came and consumed them.
      Ray Perigo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can see how it took him two years. I did a small series of six or so paintings using bits of similarly abandoned cars as subjects - took ages to find much worth shooting (plus hanging around until the light was good enough to get decent shots).
      aacfx09
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only these photos were large enough to use as wallpaper, that one with the DS would be mine! The color and the shape really make it look a part of nature. Great pic.
        sonopovera6
        • 2 Years Ago
        @aacfx09
        do a search, I have a lot of these old ruined cars as backgrounds
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