PHOTO.GP Helmet In Progress
As I’ve written before in this space, one of the very best things about my photography adventures has been meeting certain individuals I’d never have come into contact with had I not been so lucky as to find a place in MotoGP. One person high on that list is Marc Garcia, an artist in Barcelona, Spain, who paints helmets and creates trophies, among other things.
In August, 2010, I posted here about the official MotoGP Championship Trophy, which I’d seen for the first time at Silverstone that year. In one of those lucky instances that somehow keep happening, Marc found the post and he got in touch to thank me for recognizing his work. That began an email correspondence which has led to a friendship in which we’ve not yet met face to face.
In spite of that, we’ve begun a partnership based on our mutual work in MotoGP and, at least on my part, the pleasure of the other’s company, if only, so far, via email and social media. My photos can be seen on Marc’s website, and we help each other out on Facebook and Twitter whenever possible.
But perhaps the most remarkable gesture to date has been his: Several months ago he offered to do a custom paint job of my AGV helmet. It was an opportunity I could not pass up!
Since then Marc has generously shared photos of the process with me and agreed to let me share them with you. This post contains the first selection of those photos. I hope you find the meticulous steps involved to be as interesting as I do. (All photos © 2012 Marc Garcia)
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