Junkyards: The Transcendental Automobile
I love cars – especially the old rusty and contorted ones.
My photos highlight the dramatic beauty within the deterioration of these cars and trucks.
There is the mystery of countless stories as the growth slowly enshrouds these battle-scarred metal icons. The breeze speaks with ghostly whistles and inspires the art of transcending automobiles.
Sadly these vintage junkyards are declining as it is more profitable to send off the scrap metal to be recycled.
It is important to visually preserve these cultural roadside icons while there are still some left.
Erik Eskedal is a fine-art automobile photographer who lives in New England and captures the simple randomness of life.
A former truck driver and long-time student of the road, he strives to seek out beauty within the rawness of Americas roadways.
Eskedal grew up around art as his mother was a high-school art teacher. He developed a fascination for cars and the road at an early age and was constantly drawing cars. Enjoying oil painting and illustration, he graduated with a degree in Art from New England School of Art and Design.
Exhibited both Nationally and Internationally, over the last four years, Eskedal has decided to make photography the channel through which to share his uniquely positive outlook.
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