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Sunflowers carry special
Sunflowers carry special meaning for the artists who come to Arles. Van Gogh first painted them when living in Paris, and he returned to the subject when he moved to Arles in 1888, using a palette of vivid yellows and murky greens, somewhat like those in this shot. I took this while driving the Jaguar XE to Arles through the sunflower fields of Fontvieille, using the petals to disrupt the image, and giving the colours a chance to really pop. Walking around the city, quirky details such as this are everywhere. I loved the bold red and clean framing of this poster, and the way that the tree leaves protrude into the shot. It’s the endearing mix of nature and man-made design against a backdrop of a decaying wall that makes it such a true representation of Arles’ charm. 68 / Jaguar Magazine
The city’s Roman amphitheatre is probably its most striking asset. These days, instead of chariot races and gladiator battles, punters line up to watch the Easter and summer bullfights, open-air theatre productions and concerts. I loved the contrast in this shot (above) of the modern, steel rafters against the ancient stone wall behind it, with the upper half of Frank Gehry’s Luma Arles building poking through the cityscape. It tells a story of the city’s history, and gives a sense of its scale and the range of its architecture. » Jaguar Magazine / 69
JAGUAR MAGAZINE celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from seductive design to cutting-edge technology.
The latest issue features a range of inspiring people: from Luke Jennings, creator of Villanelle, one of the most interesting television characters in recent times, to Marcus Du Sautoy, who ponders whether artificial intelligence is on the brink of becoming creative. Out on the road, we visit the US to explore the foodie heaven of Portland in a Jaguar I-PACE, take a Jaguar XE to the south of France to get a photographer’s viewpoint of the charming town of Arles, and much more.