Junkyard Nights: Haunting NorCal’s Automotive Graveyards

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Junkyard Nights is a nocturnal love letter to the ghosts of our automotive past. Follow photographer, Troy Paiva, as he shoots two old school junkyards in California’s agricultural heartland by the light of the full moon—wandering among the rusting hulks of space-age wrecks to reanimate their battered, expressive chrome faces and retro-futuristic cockpits with colorful light. His essays not only capture the essence of these desolate industrial landscapes, but also contemplate the place these mid-twentieth-century cars hold in the pantheon of modern ruins. Whether you’re a fan of automotive history or creative photography, wandering the junkyard rows by moonlight with Troy is sure to be a mind-bending journey.
ISBN: 9781634992862
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: California
Series: America Through Time
Images: 175
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (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. Junkyard Nights is his fifth book of night photography. If you’d like to know more about Troy and his work, visit www.lostamerica.com.
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