Renaud Marion’s retro-futuristic photographic series of flying cars on view in Geneva

The M.A.D. Gallery is showcasing nine visionary images of ‘flying’ cars from the series Air Drive by French photographer Renaud Marion. Taking cues from his childhood imaginings and inspired by science fiction films and artists, Marion depicts his vision of futuristic transportation of wheel-less cars serenely suspended above the ground. But he has included a neat twist: While the vehicles’ levitation most definitely smacks of sci-fi, the cars are in fact modified vintage classics, including Chevrolets, Mercedes, Jaguars, Aston Martins and Porsches. The images that emerge are a throwback blend of retro style with futuristic imaginings. Iconic cars from the glory days of automobile production are transformed into airborne transport, catapulting their vintage design into a visionary age. The pictures are really quite surreal. Growing up in the 1980s, Marion thought that by the year 2000

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