crammed cars

With very few pedestrians or bikes, and an unreliable public transport system, Los Angeles has been known for its car culture. Cars and Bodies is a collaborative project between photographer Yann Rabanier, director and videographer Romain Dussaulx and architect, Thomas Cestia. The series is a comment on our society’s dependence on vehicles.
The artists exaggerate the idea of ‘car culture’ by cramming as many friends and acquaintances as possible into one car. Always a different car, a different group of people and a new location – each representing LA’s various and sprawling districts. It even took several hours to fit everyone in and arrange the limbs on certain occasions. Yet as the photos show, there was often a comical tangle of limbs with hands, legs and feet squashed up against or poking out of windows.

“Most of the people in the cars didn’t know each other when we started but they definitely felt close after the shoot,” Dussaulx said. “I’m pretty sure that a lot of those people are now friends.”


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