Le Mans

LE MANS, France — Toyota Gazoo’s No. 8 car comfortably won the 24 Hours Le Mans by five laps from Rebellion No. 1 on Sunday to secure a third straight victory in the prestigious endurance race.

It was also a third consecutive win for Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan’s Kazuki Nakajima driving. Brendon Hartley was the other driver, having replaced two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso.

For much of the race it looked like Toyota’s No. 7 would win after leading comfortably from pole position. But late into the night the car encountered an engine problem and the 30-minute stop in the stands proved costly.

The race was first held in 1923. A total of 252,500 spectators attended in 2019, but there were none this year when the race started three months late because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Enter: Marc Bow

At the early stages of Camera&Image, a body of work obtained from Marc Bow covered the Le Mans Grand Prix ‘at that time’ in Frans. For the third time in a row, Toyota wins this prestigious event. As Marc was present at Toyota’s, early participation presented us with an excellent opportunity to produce this work again. It is just as relevant now as it was then. Marc’s work, rated amongst the best in the world and Marc is still active to this day.

Taken from Marc’s bio: From celebrity portraits to top secret cars, photography has taken me to 5 continents and allowed me to film and photograph in some extreme places like the slopes of that unpronounceable “Eyafyekayukl”  volcano in Iceland and Diego Ramirez island off Antarctica in the southern ocean. I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing names like Nelson Mandela and Brad Pitt and brands such as Red Bull, Williams F1, Volvo, BMW, Porsche and many more. 

Although born a Brit, I spent a large part of my life in Africa until I returned to the United Kingdom where I work as a freelance commercial photographer and run a production company called Speedstream Films. https://www.marcbow.com