art by pablo deferrari
they make a killing selling shit with falsified ravages of time, and consumers who never own anything long enough to earn such character, fall for it hook, line, and sinker. but what you're seeing above can't be pulled off, even by the master impersonators of patina themselves...
what I set out to do is celebrate its life before it becomes an eyesore begging for replacement. the original photograph, although full of character without any alterations, left little to be desired. you essentially looked at just another worn down knob, like countless others, and therefore became less inclined to examine the small details that make it so interesting and inimitable.
interest is lost, almost immediately.
then I took the image and placed it into a blank canvas arranging it in a style that speaks a language Porsche once used in their showroom posters. and after a few trials with and without thin borders, solid and outlined flüssig title in various shades of gray, I'm happy with the end result you see in the very first image above.
there's so much character with our cars in their natural state that they beg to have bits and pieces of them photographed, enhanced, and put on a wall for all to see.