Friday, December 2

Striking Portraits of Lonely Cars in 1970s New York

White Tower car, Buick LeSabre, Meatpacking District, 1976.
"On a snowy night in 1976, a Buick LeSabre was parked outside a White Tower hamburger restaurant in New York’s Meatpacking District. For photographer Langdon Clay, armed with a Leica and some Kodachrome film, it was an arresting moment. In Clay’s photograph of the scene, the empty car looks almost forlorn under the neon strip lighting. Around it, the street is empty. The only signs of life are the blurred figures inside the diner, presumably the car’s owners ordering food. This photograph is just one of many Clay shot between 1974 and 1976. ..."
Atlas Obscura
New Yorker - When Cars Ruled the Night: New York City, 1974-1976
Cars – New York City, 1974–1976 - Langdon Clay