The Images Langdon Clay Shot in the 1970s Were Made into a Book

By: Riley von Niessen - Dec 6, 2016
References: langdonclay & fubiz.net
Langdon Clay, an American photographer, went around the streets of New York City back in the 1970s to capture abandoned cars. Recently, these images were compiled into a coffee table book, dubbed 'Cars - New York City, 1974-1976.'

In addition to showing classic car models, Langdon Clay depicts the city at a time when it was wholly different. He does this by lensing cars that are left in from of old diners, subway stops and more -- capturing scenes that instantly take his viewers back in time.

In order to get the gritty look that each image possesses, Langdon Clay "shot in Kodachrome with a Leica and deftly lit with then new sodium vapor lights." This gives the scenes a moody effect, which simultaneously highlights the ghostly appearance of the abandoned vehicles.