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disintegration 1Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner‘s recent exhibition at the M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva is a study in patience and an ode to obsessive detail. For his Disintegrating series, he painstakingly disassembled scale models of classic sports cars (over a thousand components per car), photographed them separately, and then digitally blended them in post-production.

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What appears to be a computer-rendered image is actually a composite of thousands of actual photographs.

From the official press release:

“These are possibly the ‘slowest high-speed’ images ever captured,” says Fabian. “It took almost two months to create an image that looks as if it was captured in a fraction of a second. The whole disassembly in itself took more than a day for each car due to the complexity of the models. But that’s a bit of a boy thing. There’s an enjoyment in the analysis, discovering something by taking it apart, like peeling an onion.”

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For his series entitled Hatch, Fabian photographed exploding gypsum molds of a Ferrari 250 GTO scale model to show how a car might be “born”. Click here to see how all of this visual magic was put together.

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