Scrap Car Hoarders’ Outdoor Spaces
It is not uncommon to find people hoarding old cars and machinery in their gardens or outdoor spaces across the UK. Some individuals work within the automotive salvage industry. They focus on salvaging usable parts from old or damaged vehicles, recycling scrap metal, or restoring classic cars. Others hoard old cars and machinery because of limited space, have difficulty letting go, or for aesthetic reasons. Here are some images of outdoor spaces belonging to scrap car hoarders I took while out ‘n’ about.
Outdoor spaces of scrap car hoarders can vary widely in appearance and condition. While some individuals may have compulsive hoarding, others may have more controlled or limited accumulations of scrap.
The most prominent feature of these outdoor spaces is the accumulation of old cars. These vehicles range from classic cars to non-functioning or partially dismantled vehicles. They are often parked haphazardly, with little organization or consideration for practicality.
The Outdoor Spaces of Scrap Car Hoarders
Due to the accumulation of vehicles and other items, the outdoor spaces of scrap car hoarders often lack proper maintenance. The grass may be overgrown and filled with weeds. The hoarded items might be exposed to the elements, leading to deterioration and further decay.
Moreover, the excessive accumulation of cars and junk can limit the functionality of the outdoor space. It may be challenging for the owner to use their property for other activities or purposes, such as gardening, recreation, or entertaining guests.
Lastly, while some individuals may have extreme hoarding, others may have more controlled or limited accumulations. In any case, excessive hoarding can negatively affect the individual’s well-being and the surrounding environment. As a documentary photographer, I find these outdoor spaces interesting for aesthetic reasons!
Scrap Car Hoarders: More Pictures
I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures below that some people find aesthetically pleasing!
Somewhere in Herefordshire.
I scanned the 35mm negatives using the Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 scanner and VueScan software.
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