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Ronni Campana Photographs Badly Repaired Cars

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Milanese photographer Ronni Campana draws attention to the abstract visual beauty one can find in the best and worst car repair jobs, in his print publication titled Badly Repaired Cars.

Campana’s photo book is an artful documentation of cars, trucks, and other vehicles that have undergone DIY improvements in east London. Close up, angular photographs shows cars ingeniously—or depending on your outlook, amateurly—patched up and held together by tape, cardboard, glue, and plastic. The images in the publication are carefully curated according to their color and composition; together forming a bright, bold and lighthearted documentation that celebrates the best in abstract photography of the modern day. Capturing the mundane details of this ubiquitous mode of transport used by so many, Badly Repaired Cars is a surprisingly effectual example of finding graphic beauty in form. In an introduction to the book, Tom Seymour writes: “Campana asks us to celebrate the mechanics and the botch job. The craftsmanship and the temporary repair. The underlying engineering and the ‘Fuck this, it’ll do. Now hop in and let’s get going’”. For more information on where to purchase Badly Repaired Cars, click here.

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All images © Ronni Campana