The enchanting photos of Dieter Klein in new teNeues book The Nostalgic Beauty of Abandoned Cars
Mesmerizing photos once show shiny vehicles left by nature and transformed into creepy artifacts in strange and isolated parts of Europe and America
• German photographer Dieter Klein roamed dusty barns, deserted fields, and dense forests to create creepy images
• They appear in his brand new book, released in May, called Lost Wheels – The Nostalgic Beauty of Abandoned Cars
• His images include a destroyed Porsche, a battered Pontiac and a 1937 Chrysler with a tree growing through it
By Jennifer Newton and Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor
Published: 11:46 AM CEST, April 17, 2020 | Updated: 12:05 PM CEST, April 17, 2020
Strange and isolated places are not for everyone, but they are where photographer Dieter Klein works.
He roamed shabby backyards, dusty barns, desolate fields, and dense forests across Europe and the US to find and photograph once-shiny vehicles left to rust and ruin.
The enchanting results appear in a beautiful new coffee table book Lost Wheels – The Nostalgic Beauty of Abandoned Cars, which comes out next month.
The subjects of the German, from a 1937 Chrysler Imperial with a tree growing through it in Georgia, to a 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix abandoned in a field in Wyoming, are cracking Klein’s subjects “with bygone glamor and power.” , says publisher teNeues.
It adds, “As moss and gnarled branches turn engines into creepy artifacts, Klein’s award-winning car photography pays tribute not only to classic cars, but also to the transformative power of nature and the enduring intrigues of people and unknown incidents.”
Scroll down to see some of the 160 amazing photos in the volume …