The Florida Everglades is argued to be one of the most important ecosystems in the world. By educating and highlighting the nature beauty of this vast wilderness, we strive to engage people in conversation around this land known as the Everglades.
Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades takes Matt Stock’s area of expertise in creating hyper-realistic nighttime photographs with a technique referred to as ‘painting with light’ deep into the heart of the Everglades. Through a decade of research, this series of photographs made for fine art exhibition explores the interaction between man and nature as seen through nighttime environmental portraits of vehicles long abandoned in the Everglades ecosystem.
Charles J. Kropke has spent most of his adult life exploring and working in the Everglades. As an officer in the Everglades Restoration Movement, he helped to eradicate millions of invasive Melaleuca trees from the glades. As owner of Dragonfly Expeditions, Charles has guided thousands of visitors from around the world through the Everglades. It was during this period what Charles originated the concept of Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades. In recent years, Charles has hosted the Emmy-Award winning, international documentary, “The Unseen Everglades” and a national PBS series entitled “Battleground Everglades.”