Overtaken By Nature: Decaying Cars From the Past

If you’ve ever read the book The World Without Us – an exploration of what would happen if humans one day vanished from the earth – these pictures might look a lot like how our planet would look after we were gone. Photographer Peter Lippmann has been traveling the countryside, seeking out vintage abandoned automobiles and creating some haunting, yet stunningly beautiful images. In each photograph the cars, forgotten and parked for years, are overtaken by the surrounding foliage: trees poke through fenders, leaves emerge from old chrome grills and vines make a home out of the machines interior.

NYC born Lippmann works and lives in Paris France, working in the advertising world and specializing in still-life, portrait and landscape photography. His work has been frequently utilized by high profile luxury brands, including Cartier, Christian Louboutin and Audemars Piquet. He has also had work published in Vogue, New York Times magazine and le Figaro. His recent work has focused on the old and the decaying: you can see more at


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