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Miura 62

Henri Thibault

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Fine Art print
Baryta Hahnemühle 315g
Alu mounted print
Hanging bars
Gap Frame
Black wood
Acrylic print
Aluminium brace

62,50 €

LocationTours, France
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY
Shooting date6 mai 2016
Original pictureDigital
Henri Thibault
Henri Thibault

I came to photography by accident. My father Jean-Pierre Thibault called me one day to offer me to enter the DPPI agency, which he founded in 1965, specialized in motorsport. I had the chance to go through the back door and learn all facets of the operation of a photographic press agency.

From "small hand" to the Black & White laboratory via the archive, I learned the basics of photography on the edge of the racetracks in the 80's-90's.

At the beginning of the extensive media coverage of sport in general, the agency enlarged its activity to other disciplines. It was during this period that I was asked to take care of selling boats pictures by organizing a "Sea" department.

After a professional break at the passage of the century, during which I could among other things restored some cars (NR : including the Beltoise iconic Matra MS1 1965) I took back the viewfinder to mount topics for the press.

Born into a family where the car was its main purpose since its genesis, I bathed my entire childhood with racing cars and their history as a backdrop.

These are not the shapes and colors that interest me, that's what's behind the lens.

I shot these photos of the Lamborghini Miura in the context of its fiftieth anniversary and the centenary of the birth of Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Highly sought after today by collectors for its body and its technical design (V12 rear transverse engine), the Miura did not enjoy the same side of love at the time.
The design of this car, built between 1965 and 66 by BERTONE, dates from a time when two designers have crossed, which has installed doubt on his paternity.
Giorgetto Giugiaro left Bertone just when Ferruccio Lamborghini has ordered the body of this car. But that's Marcello Gandini who then designed the Miura at the famous Italian workshop.

To resume the thread of history, we have used a major witness in the person of Piero Stroppa who had joined BERTONE very young and worked there at the time when the two designers have crossed. He confirmed that Gandini was indeed the author of the Miura.

But Giugiaro's family still claimed not so long ago the trend that made the great lines of the Miura and when you look closely, it is possible that Giugiaro had influenced its design through its previous work that he had left in his offices at Bertone ...

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Miura 62 - Henri Thibault

Miura 62 - Henri Thibault

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