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Speed of Life by Mikael Jansson

Mikael Jansson photographs Formula 1: cars, drivers, mechanics, race tracks, pit lanes and spectators. Behind the colorful surface, the glistening bodywork, the noisy engines and the smell of burning rubber lies a fundamental concern with power, both on the track and on the page. Jansson, who was once Richard Avedon's assistant, has been one of the most respected photographers in the fashion world for some 20 years, and his work has been included in museum and gallery shows around the world, as well as in Italian, American, French, British and Japanese Vogue, among many other magazines. Every photo in Speed of Life--from passing cars to the reflections on drivers' visors, from the dust of the opening lap to the rubber particles flying from deteriorating tires at the end of the race--brims with movement and action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783865214119
Publisher: Steidl, Gerhard Druckerei und Verlag
Publication date: 11/21/2008
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 17.20(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born in Sweden, Mikael Jansson moved from being Richard Avedon's assistant in the mid-1980s to becoming one of the most respected and coveted photographers/directors in today's fashion world. His editorials are featured in every major magazine, from Italian, American, French, British and Japanese Vogue, to Numéro, Dutch, Arena Homme Plus and Big Magazine. He has shot campaigns for The Gap, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Burberry and many others. Jansson's work has been included in many museums and gallery shows around the world. He has portrayed everyone from Swedish royalty to the king of country music Willie Nelson.

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