If you have ever wondered whether mother nature is more powerful than humanity, Peter Lippmann's photographic odyssey called Paradise Parking makes it very clear who comes out on top in the end. The NYC-born photographer based in France traveled through the countryside in search of abandoned vintage automobiles that have been swallowed up by trees and vines and then photographed them, producing a captivating collection of vivid visuals that are bound to make green hearts sing. Click through the pics below for a sample of Lippmann's photography and to find out which gallery will be the first to represent this talented artist's latest body of work.
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.
Via This is Colossal