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Squeaking tires, howling sirens and elegant street cruisers: that's what the chase between gangsters and cops used to look like during the golden years of gangster films. The unforgettable ambience… Read more
Background Information about Eric Otto
When day passes and night falls, that’s when Eric Otto can find the right mood for his shots. The atmospheric light allows tension and drama to boil, the artwork becomes an impressive homage to the aesthetics of gangster films, and Otto reveals the undeniable link between photography and cinematography. Eric Otto is a passionate admirer of 60s and 70s cinema and car design. Like a film director, he takes time to find the perfect location and perspective to achieve a distinct atmosphere in his creations. The photographs are always taken in front of real landscapes, with well-known motifs such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, or the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.The project started with his first exhibition La French Connection in 2006, and later spawned several other exhibitions within Europe, such as In Car Nation, Car is Matic, and L'Époque Noire in 2018.
"Gangsters drove beautiful cars."