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Ok, you know me. I can spin a good story but this is a photography blog and these are all examples of forced perspective photography using a 1:8 scale DeAgostini model of the actual Walter Wolf Countach. It is absolutely detailed and accurate. The lack of a front license plate is probably the only glaring error since cars in Japan require one. And Eddie Okado does indeed own this very car. I just don’t personally know him.
Admit it. At first glance, the top two images at the beginning of the blog were convincing. Simply Photoshopping an image into a new background is never that convincing, no matter how carefully it’s done. The reflections of lights and nearby objects is often wrong or missing. The perspectives may not match up. And where can you get an image of a Countach with a roof rack and skies. Is there even a Countach that exists with a roof rack?
Is there a point to these creations. I’d like to think that anything I do has a purpose, even a facile one. In this case, it is perhaps to indulge a certain male fantasy of mine. If I had a Countach, I would in fact go skiing with it. I’m sure the first owners in the 1970s and 80s went skiing in the Alps with their Countachs. In fact the driving distance from Bologna to the Swiss Alps is shorter than from Toronto to Mount Tremblant in Quebec. They are cars and meant to be driven and enjoyed as cars. It is only today that people venerate them as objet d’arts to be kept locked away in a garage because they are now investments with returns better than stocks and bonds. This is a direct consequence of the growing income inequality particularly evident in the US. As the rich get even richer, they need to find new places to stash their money.
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