When I first saw this collection of images by industrial photographer Stephen Mallon my reaction was one of disbelief. Surely the powers that be should be recycling trams that have reached the end of their line, rather than dumping them into the sea. But with these stunning images (in more ways than one), all is not what it seems.
“Since the 1600’s man has artificially created reefs. The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s recycling program has been involved for the past decade, retiring over 2500 subways cars to the ocean to help rebuild underwater reefs along the eastern seabed.”
Mallon’s thoughtful photographic work focuses on artificial landscapes, he captures the surreal beauty of airports, rail yards, and construction sites. Even documenting the salvaging of flight 1549 from the Hudson River. Definitely worth a look.