Period photoshoot: E34 M5

Photographer Henk van den Hurk of Dutch automotive publication Autovisie apparently thought at the time that it would be a good idea to take an E34 M5 to Paris and photograph it in the style of classic French street photography— that is to say, in black-and-white (film, natch, as digital would still be years away), using what was probably a 35 or 50mm prime (fixed focal length) lens, and with the City of Lights as the M Cinq‘s backdrop.

And you know what? It was. Coming across his results for the first time twenty years later is a bit of an eye-opener, as they are so completely and refreshingly unlike anything you would see in a car magazine today. We only wish he could have seen more of it. Bravo, Meneer van den Hurk.

The Autovisie article can be found here (if you can read Dutch).

(Hat tip to TuningHistory)

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~ by motoringconbrio on November 8, 2012.

5 Responses to “Period photoshoot: E34 M5”

  1. Some really excellent photographs of one of the coolest saloons to ever be built!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love black and white photography! I wonder if someday black and white film will return, much as vinyl is returning?
    I have some 911 pictures, on my computer, done in B&W (also in Paris) that are simply stunning

    • Randy,

      Let’s see them! Send them to my email (motoringconbrio @ gmail).

      And no, I don’t think black and white *film* will ever return, although digital converted to black-and-white may periodically go in and out of fashion.

  3. Impressive photography

  4. Nice pictures of a brilliant car. B+W still has a prominent place in street and fashion photography, in fact Leica recently created the M Monochrom camera for those dedicated to taking B+W into the digital realm.

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