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Steve Edson


The Art of the Automobile

In “The Art of the Automobile” I explore form and function welded, bolted, and stitched together for speed, comfort, performance, and safety. This series begins at the early development of motorized vehicles built in the late 1800’s to the antique and brass period of the 1920’s through to mid-century cars of the 1930’s to the 1960’s while also including customized muscle cars and hot rods of the 1950’s and 1960’s to race cars and powerful hi-end sport performance vehicles.

My photographs illustrate the exquisite precision of bent metal and chrome to conform to a car designer’s vision and the challenges of achieving the efficiencies of aerodynamics combined with the beauty of timeless style. I use the camera to highlight and celebrate the industrial design both in its abstraction and the transformative evolution of aesthetic styling and engineering improvements in which the car industry continuously undergoes in search of perfection and buyers.

Steve Edson

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