Michael Furman, world-renowned automobile photographer, will be opening a new exhibition here at Patina Gallery on September 14th, 5:30-7:30pm
Porsche Portraits, featuring his signature portrait photography. Porsche Portraits is inspired by the long-lived quality, craftsmanship and legacy of the Porsche automobile.
The sun flashes along its glossy exterior.
You lock eyes.
The feel of the smooth, leather interior is a perfect fit.
It all tells you one thing – You were made to drive.
Anticipation runs through you as you start the engine.
A revving fury, you charge!
Furman describes his images as portraits, elegant studio photographs that express the historical and aesthetic importance of each car. He succeeds in presenting each one from the perspective of the designers and engineers who created it. Visually communicating their thoughts and motivations, and the socioeconomic context in which they worked.
“[There are] Limitless possibilities to relate the many facets of automotive experience and inspire the next generation.”
His work spans thirty-five years in the business and has redefined the way we interpret automobile photography.
To coincide with Furman’s photography, Patina Gallery will also be presenting a highly coveted collection of rare Rolex watches provided by Todd Tyra, an avid Santa Fe collector of the venerate timepieces. Esteemed in both luxury and reliability, these revered brands are staples in mechanical intellect and originality.
“Rolexes and luxury cars offer people the opportunity to express their style and success in a great variety of ways, while also investing in famed history and quality”
Tyra’s admiration for the artistic and influential impact behind the Rolex plus Furman’s respect for the craftsmanship and cultural relevance behind the Porsche make a brilliant partnership for this exhibition.
Just this past October, Paul Newman’s famed Daytona Rolex (Paul Newman’s Paul Newman) sold for a record-breaking $17.8 Million in auction at Phillips, New York. This is a true testament to the admiration people attribute to these trusted brands all over the world. (Wolf, Cam. “Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona Just Sold for $17.8 Million.” GQ, 27 Oct. 2017)
Be prepared to see a curated collection of up to twenty-five of the finest Porches staged on West Palace Avenue to celebrate this occasion. Michael Furman’s Porsche Portraits will be a revving charge to a thrilling summer season.
In addition to the day:
The Lensic Theater to show Le Mans starring Steve McQueen.
September 13th, 7pm.
Lecture by Furman at the Eldorado Hotel’s unique White Chapel.
September 14th, 4-5pm.
A Porsche preview at the Four Seasons.
Test drive by members of the Porsche Club of America.