Dieter Klein is a freelance photographer. A piece he wrote about robots won him the award for best reportage from the magazine Bild der Wissenschaft in 2003. But his true passion is the imagery of deserted automobiles. It won him prizes for best photograph at Discovery Days 2017, in Switzerland, as well as at Festival El Mundo 2018, in Austria. Dieter Klein regularly gives presentations and puts on slide shows about Lost Wheels and Forest Punk. Dieter Klein lives and works near Cologne, Germany.
"Mesmerising photos" (Mail online, 17/04/2020); "The 160 images reveal the bygone glamour of the automobiles and classic cars - and the might of nature as it claims them"(BBC.com, 13/05/2020); "a romantic quest to photograph cars left to rust and rot in garages, woods, scrapyards, caves and deserts, in a colour palette that seems to have been hyped up for maximum fairytale quality" (The Times (LUXX magazine, 16/05/2020); "stunning" (Octane, August 2020); "200-plus pages of Grade A photography" (Top Gear, August 2020); "unique photo journey" (New Design, August 2020) "an otherworldly, almost fairytale quality, as though you're on the set of a fantastical Tim Burton movie. Yet it's entirely natural. " (Hagerty, 28/08/2020)