These series of images called Air Drive Cars by French photographer Renaud Marion are really stunning. A great combination of classic cars, futuristic imagination and contemporary backdrops create some great photography. We asked Renaud more about the Air Drive Cars series.
What inspired you to create Air Drive Cars?
When I was a child, and as many children, I was dreaming that we would have flying cars and i was truly believing that we would get to that. Can be that I’ve watched too many movies like Blade Runner, Back to the future or Star Wars.
Was it a personal project or a commercial shoot?
It’s a personal project, I will start to sell prints in edition limited. I will like to make an exhibition.
Were the cars taken to the location or is the entire image a composition?
First of all, I’ve looked for cars parked on the street as I wanted to use really size cars instead of miniature car model And for the background, I was looking for empty spaces, free of people with the same the light as the car.
Any technical details you are happy to share? Such as equipment used, time taken etc?
I use DSLR with 21mp, and photoshop., I shoot the car and background last summer and Armand Mongallon, fantastic photo retoucher, to superimpose the car into the background and of course modify the car by erasing the wheels.
They’re a great set of images and Renaud sums up our thoughts nicely. “Our dreams of today are the reality of tomorrow.”