(Image: Darkday; abandoned Volvo truck near Brisbane, Australia)
Australian urban exploration photographer Darkday stumbled across this abandoned Volvo truck, which was to prove surprisingly photogenic when captured in a series of haunting images.
She documented the abandoned vehicle, which is believed to be rusting away in the Brisbane area of Queensland, in a Flickr set aptly titled “Big Yellow Truck“.
As urban explorers are well aware, there’s something eerily compelling about abandoned places and objects that often captures the attention of those who come upon them. You don’t need to be a spelunker to be drawn to their haunting forms, either. There’s a rich element of history to each and every one of these scenes, and each has its own unique tale to tell.
As Dark Day’s images of the Big Yellow Truck – and the abandoned tractor nearby – reveal, over time the elements quickly transform a vehicle’s neglected metal hulk, as rust and corrosion add new layers of texture which, though often a sad sight for motoring enthusiasts, can be eerily photogenic when documented in pictures. Here are some close-ups.
(Images: Darkday; textures of decay seen on the abandoned Volvo truck)