Todd McLellan meets Ferris Bueller's friend Cameron? For his contribution to the "exploded object" genre of photography, Fabian Oefner ratchets up the intensity by seemingly having taken a ratchet to exotic cars, disassembling them piece by piece.
The Swiss artist's Disintegrating series features some of the most beloved classic car models—a Ferrari 250 GTO, a Gullwing Benz, a Jag E-type—and shows you what they're made of, deconstructing those beautiful forms to float the mechanicals out into space.
It's digitally manipulated, sure, but each piece is the result of a real photograph. How does he do it? Well, guess:
Yep, they're models. So you car nuts can put your hearts back in your chest, no exotics were harmed. Which doesn't necessarily make Oefner's work any easier—the completed shots can take up to two months to create, as he painstakingly pre-sketches the layout prior to picking up the camera.
Here's a closer look at his process: