New Zealand-born photographer based in Sydney, Australia Simon Davidson has been photographing the sub-culture of burnout competitions in Australia. Davidson has become recognized as one of Australia’s leading photographers. Self-taught, he has created a successful career photographing a wide variety of subjects, creating content in both the advertising and editorial environments internationally.
With his Burnout series he recognizes beauty where it’s not immediately obvious. He finds expression in a car spinning its rear wheels with the single purpose of destruction. His images are superbly composed contemplations of the moment. Slices in time that hold the gaze with car, driver and movement balanced in an ideal expression of a sublime modernity.
“The guys and girls who compete in the various competitions across Australia are a passionate bunch. As a photographer I enjoy the visual feast of a superb and powerful car on the black of the burnout pad juxtaposed against the softness of the tire smoke. In reality a burnout is extremely loud and aggressive but in the photos there is a sense of calm… poetic in a way.” Simon Davidson
UK graphic designer and artist Chris Labrooy riffs on custom car culture in his latest digital illustration series, “Tales of Auto Elasticity.” A follow-up to last year’s “Auto Aerobics”, in which Labrooy placed his bendy, sculptural low riders in a city park, “Tales of Auto Elasticity” shows pick-up trucks with yogic flexibility bending to extreme degrees in a rural parking lot.
As the name suggests, the series of images depict a range of brightly colored vehicles distorted and manipulated to produce elastic compositions. The warped vehicles which are an assortment of trucks can be seen mangled together in what is meant to portray how tangible pieces in real life could fit into the realm of the digital world.
We went to the Los Angeles Auto Show recently, and we really were into a lot of the cars we saw. And we would also like to thank the automotive car industry for creating worthless product for years that has harmed the environment, destroyed a once proud American state, destroyed a region of the world because of the oil demand, and basically turned Americans into psychopathic oil drinking loonies. But hey, who doesn’t want an Audi that gets 15MPG, right?
So, if people think car companies really give a fuck about the environment, if they really care about innovation, you are sadly mistaken. They are about 2o years too late for the cause . . .
Because Google has a lot of money, and lots of people working for them, the mega company has created a Toyota Prius that can drive itself, and that drive itself car has been driving around the San Francisco Bay Area for a few months now. Although the cars did have a driver behind the wheel to monitor the situation, we finally now have robot cars on the road. Cars that drive themselves, and this is the future we have been wanting! Imagine driving down I-5 without having to do shit! Great!
Go to the Google Blog to check out what they have been doing.
If you aren’t familiar with the fugitive on the run in the Northwest named the Barefoot Bandit well you better lock up your planes, yachts and sports cars now or at least make sure they are where they should be. This modern day Robin Hood has been on the run stealing at will planes, boats and cars all over the Northwest and now looks like he’s taking his game to the Midwest. READ MORE here.