Alpinestars have reached the ripe old age of fifty and to pat themselves on the back they’ve released a book of their achievements. From humble beginnings as a boot manufacturer to the global motorsport monster it has now become. There are interviews with many of their championship winning athletes and plenty of photos to keep the A-stars fan happy until their next anniversary.
Before They Pass Away is a project and book by photographer Jimmy Nelson that aims to document tribes and cultures before they disappear from existence.
About the book:
This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they—and we—hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. Nelson’s large-plate field camera captures every intricate detail and fine nuance for posterity. What’s more, this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid backdrop of some of the world’s most pristine landscapes.
Learn more about the book and the tribes on the project site.
1962 Low Drag, Fixed Head Coupe, Jaguar. Designed by Malcom Sayer, lightweight, with a roof line reduced 2 inches over the standard E-TYPE, this was intended to be first in a factory team of cars that would compete in international GT races, but was the only one ever built.