Cars 2017 - matthew piers robertson • photography writing creative toronto

The pageantry and presentation of the annual auto show fascinates me. Bold colours and claims are everywhere, even as the vehicles themselves become more monochrome. So for 2017 I decided to remove most of the distractions and reimagine the convention centre as blank space.

These images have all been taken in infrared, which typically can't differentiate between different colours of vinyl or paint. Synthetic fabrics turn bright, and LCD screens go dark. Designers have no need to consider this part of the spectrum, creating an experience very different from the one they had intended.