Fine art Photography of the Corvette C1. Hundreds of photos assembled together to create an artistic vision of this car. Photo credits "Corvette C1 V"
Chevrolet manufactured its first C1 Corvettes entirely by hand in 1953 at the Flint plant in Michigan. The bodywork consisted of fiberglass, a new and revolutionary material. This choice was privileged because of the steel quotas imposed left by the Second World War. The name Corvette, synonymous with a fast sports car, was originally the name of a sort of seventeenth-century frigate. This type of boat was small and extremely manoeuvrable, the two qualities that Chevrolet was trying to imitate.
The Corvettes C1 are considered by collectors as the best American sports of the time. Thus, the first American in space, Alan Shepard, great lover of Corvette, possessed the original model of 1953, as well as C1 of 1957 and 1962. The rock star Bon Jovi has a C1 of 1958, its Drummer, Tico Torres, a C1 of 1960, just like Burt Reynorlds. Bruce Springsteen and Georges Clooney both have a 1959 C1 Corvette.
For Amaury Soares, digital manipulation of a photograph does not mean erasing imperfections. On the contrary, it is a matter of composing a work that sublimates detail, whatever it is, which reveals what was hidden, and which creates a unique and captivating emotional experience.
Art photo Corvette C1 - 1962
Composed with hundreds of photos, his photographic assemblies about symbolic cars put forward the history and all the peculiarities which characterize these models. Amaury Soares does not present us a simple automobile photography but the idea that we are made of these cars, all that inspires us, as a picture that we would take in our spirit.
«The idea is to recreate a mental vision of a car. When we evoke a model of car, there is not a single image which comes to the spirit, there is a stream of images which comes into the head. I freeze this mental process in a single picture, as the result we have a photography which goes out directly of our imagination.»
The art photographies of Amaury Soares on the theme of the automobile were revealed for the first time in 2016 during the autoshow Retromobile in Paris.
His work is exhibited in different art galleries across Europe, but some of his pieces are also part to many European and international art collections (in France Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland Switzerland Portugal Brazil USA …). His last exhibition was in Singapore.