Photographer Max Siedentopf apparently goes around the streets of Amsterdam and finds cars to “upgrade” with pieces of cardboard. He then takes photos of the results.
“Individuality, self-expression, and status are more important than ever these days,” Siedentopf told Vice. “But for some reason you see that things as ordinary as cars are getting personalized less and less, while it could be a strange but great form of self-expression. I thought I’d do people a favor by giving them a custom-made supercar.”
Bigger photos of the cars are available on his website, dubbed Slapdash Supercars.
And likely to the chagrin of the cars’ owners, he leaves the cardboard for them in the morning.
The 24-year-old added that the project took a few days to complete.
— Jack Harrington (@Judicious_Jak) October 14, 2015
“We live in a time where individuality, self-expression and status are at an all-time peak. We want to personalize everything to be unique. However, for some reason the individualisation of one’s car has drastically decreased over the past few years,” he added to the Daily Telegraph.
— Katharine Holmes (@GDgeek) October 14, 2015
“Resultant out of this realization I tried to think of a way to make the most ordinary cars for just a few euros into their own supercar.”
Siedentopf did the “custom fittings” at around 4:30 a.m. “when practically everyone is asleep.”
— VICE (@ViceNL) October 9, 2015
But he did not stick around to see the reactions of the owners’ faces.