René Staud Photography: Calendars 2008
Three calendars full of the highest quality automotive photography have been launched by René Staud Photography. Staud, with his 25 years of specialist experience, has created page after page of finely lit and beautifully composed images to delight the devotee of automotive art.
The first of the three is entitled ‘Mercedes-Benz 300 SL: Sports Car of the Century’, and is the latest in a series of classic calendars which René Staud has produced annually since 1989. Each edition of the calendar sees the model artistically set in a series of 12 inspiring scenes. The legendary Gullwing, the classic Roadster from 1954 to 1962, and the new SLR 722, all appear in the latest version. The SL 300 calendar is published as a limited edition of 2500 pieces. In a format measuring 45 x 68cm, it costs 66 euros, plus shipping.
Secondly, there’s ‘Below 5 Seconds’, a calendar containing 12 iconic automobiles linked by the fact that each can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in less than five seconds. René Staud Photography has selected the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, the McLaren F1 and the Ford GT to play leading roles in this unique publication. The calendar, published as a limited edition of 3000 pieces, is 45 x 65cm and costs 39 euros plus shipping.
Finally there’s ‘Thunder and Lightning’, an evocative look at the Aston Martin DBS, photographed by René Staud at selected locations in Scotland and around Prague. He explains: “The mists of the Scottish Highlands and Prague’s maze of tiny alleyways match perfectly to the curves and forms of this uncompromising sports car. Thunder and Lightning allows the DBS to be in the spotlight, highlighting its primal power.” These exquisite photographs are published as a limited edition of 7000 pieces. The format is 45 x 65cm and the cost is 69 euros plus shipping.
Text - Charis Whitcombe
Photos - Rene Staud Photography
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