How many people can you fit in a Fiat 500?

More than you think, is the answer – as this series of images, known as 'Cars and Bodies' (by photographer Yann Rabanier), rather alarmingly illustrates...

California squeezin'

Juxtaposed against typically Californian backdrops with more than a hint of mid-century kitsch about them, a range of modern and classic vehicles is used to explore the theme of mobility (or the distinct lack of it) in the world’s major metropolises.

Human traffic jam

With support from architect Thomas Cestia and videographer/director Romain Dussaulx, the still-life sardine-can-style arrangement of the subjects is designed to ‘represent the human traffic jam that exists in cars’. Sweaty, hot and uncomfortable? You bet. A range of other cars, including a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and a Volvo V70, is used to remind us just how much time we spend in everyday traffic. If you think the photos are amusing and perhaps even a little disturbing, check out the accompanying video below.

Photos: Yann Rabanier - (cropped for use on Classic Driver, please view originals at carandbodiesproject.tumblr.com)

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