French Flying Cars
Flying cars by Sylvain Viau.
For his ongoing series Flying Cars, French designer Sylvain Viau digitally edits photographs of cars into sleek, wheel-less hover cars that appear to float just above the ground. Viau not only uses his own photography to create these sci-fi cars, but is fortunate to claim many of the actual cars among his own collection.
He originally worked only with 80s Citroën vehicles because of their classic space age design, but has continued to branch out over the last few months to include cars from Peugeot, Fiat, Renault, Alpha Romeo.
Digitally altering photographs of several vintage cars, Viau experiments with the futuristic idea of hovercars as the scenic seascape of Cherbourg, France provides a bright and alluring backdrop to the realistic snapshots.
The tires from each vehicle have been cropped out and filled in with the contour of the car’s exterior body as a coinciding shadow underneath accentuates the realistic aesthetic.
Citroen cars are famous for their very smooth handling and hydraulic suspension system. They are usually nicknamed ‘flying carpet’.
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