Junkyard, also called wreckyard, is the location of a dismantling business where wrecked or decommissioned vehicles are brought. The most common type of Junkyards are automobile junkyards, but junkyards for motorcycles, bicycles, small planes and boats exist too. Troy Paiva AKA Lost America, has been shooting full moon and light painted time-exposure night work in abandoned locations and junkyards since 1989. Here is an epic and unique showcase of junlyard photography, these are not Photoshop creations, by Troy Paiva for your inspiration. Prepare to be blown away.
About Troy Paiva aka Lost America:
Troy Paiva, AKA Lost America, has been shooting full moon and light painted time-exposure night work in abandoned locations and junkyards since 1989. His surrealist and whimsical work examines the evolution and eventual abandonment of the communities, structures and social iconography spawned during America’s 20th century expansion into the deserts and cities of the West–and the modern Urban Exploration culture that finds strange comfort in dancing through its ruins. Troy’s low cost, high impact light painting techniques have been emulated all over the world.
As far as this showcase of junkyard photographyis concerned. These images were shot during the April, May, July, September 2009 and february 2010 full moon phases. Some multi-exposure compositing, contrast adjustments and minor cloning on a few of these, but the lighting FX and color are all done in-camera. These are not Photoshop creations.