Sleeping Cars

 

Located in Los Angeles, California, the Fahey/Klein Gallery is dedicated to displaying and selling 20th century and contemporary fine art photography. One of their current exhibitions is Gerd Ludwig’s collection for Sleeping Cars. Ludwig’s series features resting cars at night on the streets of Los Angeles, emphasizing the varying surroundings and the personalities that these vehicles begin to embody. His inspiration came from a visiting writer who asked while in a traffic jam with Ludgwig, “I wonder where all these cars go to rest at night.” Ludwig’s exhibition encourages the viewer to become a voyeur and construct their own story behind each vehicle. These scenes of late night resting cars recalls to mind a forgotten movie set of a film noir, with the city of Los Angeles fitting so closely along this narrative.

 

 

Ludwig pursued his studies in Photography after a stint of hitch-hiking through Europe and realizing how much he loved capturing his travels and memories through pictures. He moved to New York in 1984 and in the early 90’s was a photographer for National Geographic Magazine, focusing on environmental issues and post-Soviet Russia. You can view more of his photography for Sleeping Cars on his Instagram.

 

Sleeping Cars

Sleeping Cars

Sleeping Cars

 

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