CC reader PrincipalDan sent me a link to a collection of superb night-time shots of cars on the streets of Los Angeles. They’re by professional photographer Gerd Ludwig, who spent some seven years prowling the streets of greater Los Angeles to find where all of the cars sleep at night. And although most of them appear to be legitimate “finds”, and many have “blankets” on to keep the night-time condensation off, I do wonder about this first one, whether it wasn’t staged. Just what are the odds of finding a customized ’60 Olds with the windows open in this setting? Ok; it’s possible, and it certainly makes a fab shot either way.
Now this looks more like a genuine find, a ’68 Cadillac in repose on Appian Way.
Needless to say, to get shots like of this Ford F1 requires the right equipment, lighting, and skill, none of which I have, and explains why I don’t shoot at night.
There’s a lot of covered cars in the full collection of 35 photos, exhibited at the Fahey Klein Gallery, and available for purchase as prints. Most don’t do that much for me, but this one is terrific. And yes, you know what it is.