Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner is a series of photos depicting cars disintegrating piece by piece. It’s a very cool visual of the complexity of these machines. The amount of work and patience that went into producing these photos is pretty incredible. According to the artist, Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner, each picture required a minimum of 2 months work and more than 2000 clicks on his high-tech camera, photographing each component, piece by piece in a very specific position, to create the illusion of an exploding automobile.

This stunning photo series involves fooling the observer into seeing the images as computer-generated renderings rather than the real photographs that they are.

Oefner says: “I have always been fascinated by the clean, crisp looks of 3D renderings. So I tried to use that certain type of aesthetic and combine it with the strength of real photography.”

The “Disintegrating II” series consists of 5 images showing exploded views of iconic sports cars:

  • – Auto Union Type C (1936-1937) (titled Disintegrating 04),
  • – Maserati 250F (1957) (titled Disintegrating 05),
  • – Ford GT40 (1969) (titled Disintegrating 06),
  • – Bugatti 57 SC (1934-1940) (titled Disintegrating 07),
  • – Porsche 956 (1982) (titled Disintegrating 08.)

Each image is available in 2 sizes: 140x70cm limited to 8 prints and 230x115cm limited to 3 prints.

Watch this cool making of video to really appreciate the process:

Here’s a look at the photos themselves:

Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner
Disintegrating Series by Fabian Oefner