John Garghan is a photographer who, to be mundane about it, takes beautiful photos of the details of burnt out cars.Â He puts it much better:
My aim is to capture the disturbance to surfaces created by acts of joy riding and arson by zooming into disfigured vehicle parts that are occupied in the lifecycle of metals, fabrics, and glass. Their corrosion is a natural process that tries to reclaim human made objects to an elemental state more in line with the energy of the molecules these objects are made of, torching accelerates this journey of returning to the earth and I look to capture, investigate and at times distort results of the advancement of its lifecycle
John also has a blog called ‘You will never think of them in the same way again‘ which gives an interesting insight into what he’s been up to and what he thinks about.
John has a Flickr account too.Â Happily, Flickr has just made it easier to embed photos and slideshows on other sites (like blogs) so here’s a slideshow of John’s work (not all are of burnt cars):