Taking cues from his childhood imaginings and inspired by science fiction movies and artists, Marion depicts his vision of futuristic transportation of wheel-less cars serenely suspended above the ground. But he has comprised a fantastic twist: Even though the vehicles‘ levitation most certainly smacks of sci-fi, the automobiles are in fact modified vintage classics, such as Chevrolets, Mercedes, Jaguars, Aston Martins, and Porsches.
The images that emerge are a throwback blend of retro design with contemporary imaginings. Iconic automobiles in the glory days of auto production are transformed into airborne transportation, catapulting their vintage design into a visionary age. The pictures are very surreal.
Growing up in the 1980s, ” Marion thought that from the year 2000 everybody could be piloting flying cars, such as the landspeeder out of Star Wars or the futuristic soaring machines out of French artist, Moebius.
“OUR DREAMS OF TODAY ARE THE REALITY OF TOMORROW”
“As a young child, I imagined that the new century with flying cars, spaceships, parallel worlds, extra-terrestrials living with us on the planet and time traveling,” says the photographer. “We would have all been dressed in distance outfits and equipped with laser pistols. These are the dreams of a typical kid, I believe… I hope.”
Inspired by the concept that “our fantasies of today are the fact of tomorrow,” and his quest to create the flying cars of his own boyhood imagination, Marion developed the unique concept because of his Air Drive series.