Exploding Car Photos Inspired by ‘The Catcher in the Rye’

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What do J.D. Salinger’s most famous novel and Hollywood movie-style pyrotechnics have in common? Not much outside of sheer joy in doing harm to personal property. Nowhere is that connection clearer than in photographer and Brighton University student Jody Daunton’s recent series, which captures some truly epic automobile explosions, and is prefaced with the following quote from The Catcher in the Rye: “Take most people, they’re crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they’re always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car they start thinking about trading it in for one that’s even newer. I don’t even like old cars. I mean they don’t even interest me. I’d rather have a goddamn horse. A horse is at least human for God’s sake.” Click through to see some of our favorite shots from the series, which we discovered via Fubiz, and visit Daunton’s website to see more of his work.

Photo credit: Jody Daunton

Photo credit: Jody Daunton

Photo credit: Jody Daunton

Photo credit: Jody Daunton

Photo credit: Jody Daunton

Photo credit: Jody Daunton

Photo credit: Jody Daunton

Photo credit: Jody Daunton

Photo credit: Jody Daunton