Red Cadillac by Paul Vanzella

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OK, OK – I’ve held off for as long as I can…..

Combining my love of industrial landscapes and my awesome 1957 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, I just couldn’t resist combining the two, so I re visited my favourite location, Sommerville Street, Sunshine and set up the new shot.

Here the 57 Cadillac showcases the beautiful angles of the wrap around back windscreen and customised fins in natural light. I love the austere, clinical design feeling this image evokes. To me it’s pure design in all aspects of landscape through to automotive design.


  • Cliff Vestergaard
    Cliff Vestergaardalmost 8 years ago

    1957 Cadillac Coupe DeVille just adds that cool factor and class. The orange color brings it all together is this industrial landscape AWSOME!

  • sjem ©
    sjem ©almost 8 years ago

    This is just amazing Paul – and its not a composite ?!!!

  • Joe Mortelliti
    Joe Mortellitialmost 8 years ago

    Just great Paul,your industrail landsacpe are a pleasure to view…have a ’52 black customline with white wall tyres whever your in my area:-)

  • spike
    spikealmost 8 years ago

    what an excellent photo, it reminds me of the incredibles!

  • Pirostitch
    Pirostitchalmost 8 years ago

    The colours just make it surreal. If it wasn’t for the containers in the background, you’d think this wasn’t a photo :)

  • Grant Bissett
    Grant Bissettalmost 8 years ago

    the curves of the cadillac just emphasise the pessimism I see in the whole jeffrey smart aesthetic.. this work is like a dialogue between two futurists, only one of which is at all hopeful.

    I mean, look at the car – it was designed for a future that was automated and industrial, but at the same time organic, ergonomic, maybe recreational.. happy. Whereas the architect of the yellow poles promises us that people will come second to shipping containers, and that even our appreciation of the work itself is cold and formulaic.

    so Paul the car, for me, is like the trees in the carpark , where you’ve sort of subverted the grim (and tired) predictions of our concrete/urban/roadsigns future, by admitting elements designed for emotion instead of just intellect or aesthetic.

    aaaanyhoo, nice work, as always :)

  • Amanda J Slack-Smith
    Amanda J Slack...almost 8 years ago

    Everyone has said it more eloquently than I. A fantastic image as always – and I am in awe of the car.

  • aaria
    aariaalmost 8 years ago

    The lustrous caddy is an absolutely remarkable addition to your shots, Paul. Speechless…..

  • L B
    L Balmost 8 years ago

    Hai! This is fantastic.. I’m glad to see another in this series as they are my favs. Love everything in this and the Cad7 takes it to another level. The contrast of the hard lines against the caddy’s sexy body are really working for me. Another well designed image!! Now go and watch the cricket.

  • Adrian Rachele
    Adrian Rachelealmost 8 years ago

    Once again Paul.

    Caddy is a nice touch.

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