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October 27, 2013 9:30 AM | By Travis Okulski, Business Insider
Abandoned cars as art

These amazing night photos of derelict automobiles are eerily gorgeous



Jaguar E-Type Series I (© Photo: Troy Paiva / Lost America)
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series I (© Photo: Troy Paiva / Lost America)
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  • GMC PD-4501 “Scenicruiser” (© Photo: Troy Paiva / Lost America)
  • 1949 Ford Sedan (© Photo: Troy Paiva / Lost America)
  • 1959 Buick (© Photo: Troy Paiva / Lost America)
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While many cars are cherished by their owners and go on to lead long, fulfilling lives, some are deserted and left for dead long before their time. Photographer Troy Paiva has number of stirring pictures on his site, Lost America, that show the grittier side of the west.

From ghost towns to abandoned cars, Troy's work captures beauty in these situations. The photos are mainly taken at night and make use of unique lighting to show an even eerier side of these lost rides.

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