The aficionados of luxury cars, nostalgic for a certain idea of the passing of time, meet every two years. They meet for the wildly romantic event Le Mans Classic*, organised by Patrick Peter (alias Peter Auto). This is a race that Laurent Nivalle has lent his very personal touch to on two occasions: in 2010, to follow the concept car Survolt for Citroën, then in 2012 for Richard Mille. He chose to secure this time travel using soft tones, as though worn by time... This series is highly photogenic, in the '70s spirit that first made Laurent Nivalle known to a wide audience.* On the 24-hour circuit at Le Mans (13.65 km), professionals holding the FIA International Competition licence raced one after the other on six plateaus (from 1923 to 1979).
|Classique, Selection, Grand format||10€|
|Géant, Collector, Exception||79€|
Born in the northeast of France, photographer Laurent Nivalle grew up in Paris, where he studied art at the prestigious école Boulle then at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) to train as a product designer. Passionate about cars, he joined the creative department of Citroën in the 2000s. Alongside his career as an artistic director, photographer and filmmaker for the car manufacturer, he undertakes personal work that has made him one of the most promising French photographers. In the course of his experimentation, Laurent Nivalle has invented his own photographic technique that some consider nostalgic, particularly due to the use of pastel and sepia shades. His artistic curiosity encouraged him to vary his fields of expertise, and he has tried his hand at not only automobile photography, but also portraiture and fashion photography. His work has been published in Paris Match, L'Uomo Vogue, GQ Magazine, Ferrari Magazine and many others.