Hauntingly Beautiful Photos of Deserted Cars Enveloped by Nature

Peter Lippman abandoned cars

American-born, Paris-based photographer Peter Lippman explores a world of stationary, abandoned cars overtaken by nature in his series entitled Paradise Parking. This personal project that was two years in the making captures abandoned cars from yesteryear that are overwhelmed by roots and leaves from its surrounding natural environment. The vehicles' rusty, tarnished finish coupled with nature's swarming shades of green and brown wrapping its extended limbs around the cars makes for an interestingly post-apocalyptic scene.

When I first came across this series, I thought it looked eerily similar to underwater shots of sunken ships. Like the aquatic vessels covered in algae, these land vehicles are ravaged with moss, decaying and decomposing into its surroundings. These images also stand as great evidence of past civilizations. It's beautifully fascinating to see the old models of automobiles naturally buried in foliage over time. I'm interested to see what these ransacked cars will look like in a few more decades. For now, the first worldwide showing of this series will soon take place in Brussels at Sophie Maree Gallery.

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Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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