EXPLODING CLASSIC SPORTS CARS BY FABIAN OEFNER

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Fabian Oefner is a Swiss artist known for capturing freezing moment photography. His latest work he has created two different series based around classic sports cars.The first series “Disintegrating” features images of exploding cars created by taking thousands of separate photos of individual pieces hanging in mid-air. The pictures are then combinded in post-production to present the idea of the car going apart.

In “Hatch,” he depicts the birth of the car by simulating a car breaking out of its shell. Latex molds are created from each model car and are then filled with a thin layer of gypsum to create a replica shell. The shell is then dropped onto the car, creating the illusion that the car is emerging from it when it smashes open. The artist explains that ”there is a unique pleasure about artificially building a moment…freezing a moment in time is stupefying.”

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