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Cars and Bodies

A car filled with people from the 'Cars and Bodies' series.

In a bid to highlight society’s dependence on cars, photographer Yann Rabanier, director and videographer Romain Dussaulx and architect Thomas Cestia have come together to create Cars and Bodies. The photographs were shot in Los Angeles, a city known for its heavy reliance on cars, very few pedestrians and lack of reliable public transport.

The photographic series shows different cars in different locations around LA, squeezing as many people into cars as they can to ‘represent the human traffic jam that exists in cars’. Heads, feet and legs can be seen poking out, with bodies pressed against windows and limbs seemingly belonging to both no one and everyone. At first glance this is a humorous series, but it soon gives way to one that is slightly disturbing and thought-provoking.

A car with a group of people stood on the back of it from the 'Cars and Bodies' series.

A car filled with people from the 'Cars and Bodies' series.

A van filled with people from the 'Cars and Bodies' series.

A car filled with people from the 'Cars and Bodies' series.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Yann Rabanier, Romain Dussauls and Thomas Cestia.



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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