In Abandoned Vehicles of New Hampshire: Rust in Peace, renowned illustrator and photographer, Jerry LoFaro, takes us on an inspiring photographic journey through the wilds of New Hampshire as he uncovers the automotive relics of a not-too-distant past.
It’s a breathtaking, peaceful, and sometimes sobering look at the remains of a wide variety of cars, trucks and buses that are both enhanced and softened by nature’s blanket. What began for the author as purely an exploration of color and dramatic abstract compositions slowly and unexpectedly evolved into a very personal odyssey as he shares stories and humor about his own history and family.
To take it a step further, music, art and cinematic references abound enrich the photos in a surprising and entertaining fashion. This approach is further accented by the words of many notable musicians, artists, and others who were invited to contribute captions to the images in the author’s “added bonus” approach to the subject matter.
An unusual and creatively imagined book on rusty stuff, readers will enjoy finding a few extra “thrills and shocks.” Step inside!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jerry LoFaro was born in 1959 in Farmingdale, New York, and has employed his lifetime interest in dinosaurs, animals, fantasy, art history and literature into a long career as an illustrator. The recipient of many awards, Jerry’s art has adorned the covers of most major book publishers, along with countless advertising and promotional projects for Aflac, Claritin, Purina, Coca Cola, Dole Foods, Minolta, Disney, MGM Grand Hotel, and more. He is particularly renown for the scores of tea box illustrations he created for Celestial Seasonings over a twenty-year period. Jerry is also a popular instructor, having conducted airbrush workshops around the country, as well as teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. Finally, his growing passion and skills with a camera combined with his love of music and musicians has resulted in his current status as the official photographer at the Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, New Hampshire.