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If you came outside one morning to discover that someone had used your car as a canvas for their personal expression, you’d probably be rightfully ticked off. Destroying someone else’s property is a crappy thing to do. But as with anything, there are exceptions.
The exception in this case is artist and photographer Max Siedentopf, who prowls the night and gives people’s cars some awesome makeovers. And it’s all done without harming the vehicles.
Siedentopf calls the project Slapdash Supercars.
He uses cardboard and masking tape to add spoilers and other zippy accessories to ordinary cars.
Since these additions can be peeled off, the “vandalism” is temporary and harmless.
(And no, masking tape does not damage paint. That’s why painters use it.)
He finds these cars on the streets of Amsterdam, and specifically targets the most plain-looking cars he can find.
He has to work quickly, lest someone spot him. We assume that he constructs the big pieces at home.
When he’s done, he snaps a photo and slips back into the night.
People then find these weird creations in the morning.
So why does Siedentopf do this? For him, it’s a statement about individuality. In an interview with Vice, he said, “Individuality, self-expression, and status are more important than ever these days. But for some reason, cars are getting personalized less and less, [even though] it could be a great form of self-expression. I thought I’d do people a favor by giving them a custom-made supercar.”
Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/max-siedentopf/