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Peter Lippmann is no stranger to the eminent world of photography. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, and le Figaro among many other reputable publications. But lately he has been focusing on age and decay, which is how the idea came about to explore what happens to vehicles after their useful life comes to an end.

And this is what he found out: eventually, trees will grow around the cars, and vines will wrap themselves around rims and window frames. Similar to the coral reef sculpture parks by Jason deCaires Taylor, these abandoned vehicles actually seem to encourage life to grow up around them. Paradise Parking will soon be on display at the Gallery Sophie Maree in Brussels, and in October a book most likely to be called by the same name will feature Lippmann’s images edited by Editions Xavier Barral.

+ Peter Lippmann

Via This is Colossal