The Masterpieces of Automotive History in one Place: The Grand Basel 2018
Sponsored by Grand Basel
On September 4, 2018, the very first edition of Grand Basel took place, a brand new and exciting happening for car enthusiasts. I was invited by the makers to participate and photograph their event that took place in a stunning venue.
Grand Basel is a new project that presents masterpieces of automotive design. It took place for the first time this year as a world premiere in Basel, Switzerland, but there are also future editions planned in Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Grand Basel explores the relationship between cars, humans, nature, architecture and design, bringing together automobiles of the past, present and future in an unrivaled, pioneering setting. The show is a completely new approach to exhibiting, discussing and honoring the car.
All the cars were selected based on characteristics such as design, provenance, cultural value and historical significance.
It was a real pleasure to be there, to photograph and admire each car in detail. Here is my selection of photos to relive what was Grand Basel 2018!
On Sunday, June 19th, we celebrated the first Carphiles event of this year. In a typical Berlin industrial backyard in the Xberg area where our friends from @conciergecoffee are located! I selected 19 iconic cars to stage and appreciate them in different ways. Here we were both car lovers and non-car lovers which in a different way is my way to draw the attention of those who don’t have an interest in cars, especially these design icons.
I think that in almost all my photos I can show my great love, passion, and respect for architecture and cars. That’s why I could say that this shooting is one of the best I’ve ever done in the almost 7 years I’ve been specializing in cars. This time I was in one of the most prominent buildings of Swiss Brutalist architecture, combined with one of the great icons of the 80s, the Testarossa.
Everything comes to an end in some way, such as air-cooled engines or more recently the end of one of Europe’s most emblematic and modern airports of the 1970s: Berlin Tegel TXL.