Lost America

What would happen if a photographer put on genre-colored glasses and headed out to American wastelands to take some pictures. Most likely, you’d get photos like those found in Lost America. Using time exposures and colored strobe lights, Troy Paiva created a collection of eerily compelling images of found objects. Some are sorrowful, others are subtly scary, but all make you want to stare.

You can see a photos from his 2003 book Lost America: Night Photography of the Abandoned West here: www.lostamerica.com. If you really enjoy them, you might consider buying the book, which is back in print — I know I’m thinking about doing just that.

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About the author

As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.