Night Salvage: Haunting SoCal’s Automotive Graveyards

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Night Salvage is a nocturnal love letter to three rarely seen collections of junk cars, lost in the deserts of Southern California. Follow the author as he haunts these vehicular graveyards. Even as he paints his scenes with light during the lengthy time exposures, he paints pictures with words as his essays capture the essence of the experience. Drift with him like a ghost through these strange sites: a classic abandoned High Desert junkyard; a TV and movie prop vehicle graveyard; and a little known art project, consisting of thousands of cars, forgotten up a remote canyon. Whether you’re a fan of automotive history or creative photography, riding into the night with Troy will be an unforgettably mind-bending journey.
ISBN: 9781634992442
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: California
Series: America Through Time
Images: 112
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 6.5 (h)
Troy Paiva, AKA the Lost America guy, has been obsessed with shooting the abandoned American West at night since 1990. His surreally lit night photographs have been displayed in galleries and museums, as well as published in over a dozen countries. Troy has worked as an artist his entire life, earning his keep as a product designer, draftsman, illustrator, graphic designer, photographer, writer, and painting instructor. Night Salvage is his fourth book of night photography. If you want to know more about Troy and his work, visit