The images in the series Phantom Cars and Magic Carpets originate from a light sculpture I design. I place LED strips along the signature lines of iconic cars, and then I use my camera and some manual intervention during capture, to generate these mysterious, transparent repetitions, which then as a whole create a new, phantom-like car- built of light.
I always felt that there is a kind of elegance that emerges when cars are photographed in isolation, unaccompanied by human presence. It is this elegance, mystery that I seek to emulate with these pictures.
The Jaguar E-Type, the Porsche 911, the Chevrolet Corvette epitomized the glamour and excitement of the Swinging Sixties. They were the cars of choice for the international jet set, movie and rock stars alike, and the stuff of dreams for a generation.