You Can Have Any Colour as Long as it's Black!
As an avid driver myself I have always been keen to be interested in the fanfare that can surround the car, enthusiastic owners for who the car makes up a large part of their identity and passion. To me it is a fascinating phenomenon, how a machine can bring so much joy to a person. Whether it is tinkering away at a car days after days. ooring the 911 on the highway and having your body thrusted back into the seat or making conversation in random gas stations because people are curious about your Soviet motorcycles there is an undeniable addiction that these machines can infect a person with. Throughout the course of this project I also got the chance to drive and be driven in some of these machines and I understand why such excitement around these objects occurs. It’s just that I, like most people, do not actually dare to go and buy, maintain and deal with actually owning a bunch of cars or motorcycles.
So in the end, my project is about people who have decided to go fuck it and live out their fascinations with cars despite it being totally impractical. None of these people would have it any other way and that might sound like stubbornness to some but I personally nd that act to be rather liberating. What I try to do is give a little glimpse into their world, portray it in a similar way to what I think they see it as.