Dreamlike Photos of Abandoned Cars Taken from the Back Seat

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Alícia Rius’ photos of abandoned spaces peer inside dusty, forgotten worlds where the Spanish-born artist uncovers lost relics. Rius’ latest project, however, takes her to the back seat of rusted-out, deserted cars. “I did not plan this project. I never looked for these cars, and in fact, I think they found me. I wanted to immortalize their beauty and turn them into something romantic,” she recently shared with Junk Culture. It’s clear looking at Rius’ images that the element of discovery and fantasy is important to her process. She keeps a blog that details what appear to be invented stories about her finds. The car photos are no different, as Rius’ intimate perspective creates a vivid narrative for the viewer to play out in their mind. The results are dream-like, particularly since weeds and flowers have reclaimed the metal machines, shrouding them from the world outside. Slide into the back seat past the break, where we’ve also shared a few of Rius’ other works that explore an abandoned eyeglass shop and more.

Image credit: Alícia Rius

Image credit: Alícia Rius

Image credit: Alícia Rius

Image credit: Alícia Rius

Image credit: Alícia Rius

Image credit: Alícia Rius

Image credit: Alícia Rius

Image credit: Alícia Rius

Image credit: Alícia Rius

Image credit: Alícia Rius