Sleeping Cars

In evocative, nocturnal, yet light-filled pictures of cars in Los Angeles National-Geographic-photographer Gerd Ludwig presents the icon of our times as the manifestation of that city’s philosophy. A must-have for car enthusiasts!

Gerd Ludwig

35,5 × 28 cm
144 pages
75 photos
English
Hardcover, bound in linen
ISBN 978-3-901753-96-1
November 2016

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Authors

  • Gerd Ludwig

    Gerd Ludwig is an internationally renowned photographer and has been working primarily for National Geographic Magazine since 1989. His focus [...] more

Awards

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Are you crazy enough to think that cars really sleep? Gerd Ludwig’s images make you believe they do.

In Los Angeles County there are more than seven million registered vehicles. Everybody knows about highway traffic here. But where do all those cars go to rest? Gerd Ludwig is a night owl and doesn’t need much sleep. So he sometimes goes out at night to photograph – sleeping cars. Cruising in search of cars that speak to him. His cars are loners. They command their own space. They are not crowded in with others to have a presence. After a while he recognizes their sleeping patterns. The cars in this project are photographed as he finds them. Their covers are like nightgowns, though some sleep in the nude. Some take daytime naps and a few lucky ones get to sleep together. Occasionally proud car owners ask him if he wants them to move or uncover the car for the photograph, but , Ludwig says, “I generally don’t like them to disturb the cars in their sleep.”

Reviews

Spiegel Online open_in_new

„ ... und jetzt schlaf, Wagen. Bei den Arbeiten zu seinem Bildband war Gerd Ludwig der Polizei gegenüber einfach ehrlich: „Ich fotografiere schlafende Autos“, entgegnete er, wenn man ihn nachts anhielt. Sie aufwecken? „Zu riskant!“

Rezensions-Seite.de open_in_new

„Ein fesselndes, tief emotionales, kulturell vielfältiges und das das Verhältnis von Mensch, Maschine, Natur, Ästhetik, Freude am Gefährt und auch Achtlosigkeit all diesem gegenüber bestens widerspiegelndes Bilderlebnis besonderer Güte.“

National Geographic open_in_new

„Wer sich für Stillleben begeistert oder eine Leidenschaft für Autos hegt, den führt dieses Buch eindrucksvoll durch die Straßen von Los Angeles.“

Gießener Allgemeine Zeitung open_in_new

„Zunächst hat man das Gefühl, er steht zufällig genau im richtigen Moment bereit, um eine verzauberte Stimmung mit der Kamera einzufangen. So leicht kommen die Stillleben von Gerd Ludwig im neuen Buch »Sleeping Cars« (Edition Lammerhuber) daher.“

Die Presse - Schaufenster

Bild der Woche. „Der in Los Angeles lebende Fotograf Gerd Ludwig hat über Jahre Autos im Ruhezustand abgelichtet: Sein Bildband „Sleeping Cars“ hat etwas winterschläfrig Tröstliches.“

Kurier freizeit

BEST OF freizeit. „Der renommierte Fotograf Gerd Ludwig hat zahlreiche dieser schlafenden Schönheiten abgebildet: Sein toller Bildband „Sleeping Cars“ ist bei Edition Lammerhuber erschienen.“

Description

Are you crazy enough to think that cars really sleep? Gerd Ludwig’s images make you believe they do.

In Los Angeles County there are more than seven million registered vehicles. Everybody knows about highway traffic here. But where do all those cars go to rest? Gerd Ludwig is a night owl and doesn’t need much sleep. So he sometimes goes out at night to photograph – sleeping cars. Cruising in search of cars that speak to him. His cars are loners. They command their own space. They are not crowded in with others to have a presence. After a while he recognizes their sleeping patterns. The cars in this project are photographed as he finds them. Their covers are like nightgowns, though some sleep in the nude. Some take daytime naps and a few lucky ones get to sleep together. Occasionally proud car owners ask him if he wants them to move or uncover the car for the photograph, but , Ludwig says, “I generally don’t like them to disturb the cars in their sleep.”

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Weight2.5 kg / 5.51 lbs
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