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Foiler submarine

Jean-Marie Liot

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

62,50 €

LocationGroix - South Brittany
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 30 prints ONLY
Shooting date15 avril 2016
Original pictureDigital
FormatsLarge format
CollectionVendee Globe
Jean-Marie Liot
Jean-Marie Liot

Jean-Marie Liot is a photographer specialised in sailing for 20 years. Racing, shooting for sponsors or for new boats from some famous shipyards, led him to travel all over the world. Jean-Marie Liot shoots cruising just like sailing races. He worked since the number 3 with Voile Magazine, and nowadays for Voiles & Voiliers. Jean-Marie followed big races (Vendée Globe and Transat Jacques Vabre as an official photographer and works today with photo agency Alea), he is also the official photographer of the Sailing Tour de France since 1996, and of many offshore skippers. You can also see his copyright on publicity photos for Jeanneau and Dufour shipyards.

Jean-Marie Liot currently devotes part of his schedule in food photography. A book produced in 2010 in collaboration with a solognote Chef will be the first step. Tastings and meetings, Jean-Marie Liot shoots Chefs and restaurants, recipes, and Packaging Studio.

Jean-Marie lives in Vannes with his large family.

Winning picture of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016

The IMOCA are demanding boats. 18 meters with large sails, they are intended to be handled by a single man and can navigate around the world in complete autonomy. But sailors always want to go faster. So the solution is to relieve the drag of the boat in the water. This is why architects have imagined drifts on the sides to relieve boats under sails. Today, it is the foils that make their apparitions. Placed on the sides, they allow the boats to lean on and lift the hull. It is quite impressive to see, for the first time, these boats moving from wave to wave.
On this image taken during an image bank realized for Safran in view of the Vendée Globe 2016, one guesses the yellow end of the right foil. The skipper Morgan Lagravière does not spare his pain, as always.

"This photo was made from an helicopter, the only way to follow these boats in windy conditions, piloted by Thierry Leygnac, accustomed to this kind of shots. After 15 minutes of flight, we arrive at the rendezvous point between Groix and Belle-Ile. Morgan Lagravière, skipper of Safran, launches his boat at full speed in a wind of 20 to 25 knots. The sun is reflected on the silver tones of the hull. Safran flies over the waves thanks to its foils. The boat passes from wave to wave two reefs in the mainsail and small gennaker. It literally seems to fly over the water with disconcerting ease. We pass downwind and a stronger wave than the others overlaps the bridge of Safran. I decide to zoom in on the cockpit, the back part of the boat, always at full speed. The wave is so voluminous that one no longer sees the cockpit or even the helmsman. The water on the top of the blue roof gives the impression of a pool that bubbles. The yellow tip of the foil completes the color palette, "explains Jean-Marie Liot.

For Morgan Lagravière, skipper of Safran, "This picture illustrates very well the image bank we made for the Vendée Globe. The boat has spent its time under water. It was also during this shooting that we reached the highest speed with 34 knots. So it's a symbolic picture."

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Foiler submarine - Jean-Marie Liot

Foiler submarine - Jean-Marie Liot

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