A tribute to the cars that have survived over half a century on the island
thanks to the inventiveness of the Cuban people
Some photographs show the human side, the people, the environment, cars kept with inventiveness and out of necessity for decades, real gems stored in garages away from prying eyes... Others are pictures of ruins that still dream of becoming the car they once were.
Natural and improvised photographs, no forced elements placed in the frame for the occasion: everything happened by chance. Natural colors, unretouched photographs… The pictures show respectfully reality as it is.
A project that documents with the best pictures my dream, a dream that I invite you to discover.
Piotr Degler (1985) grew up in Spain, in the midst of a family of musicians and architects. Equally influenced by art and technology, and motivated by his love for the four wheels, he moved to Turin after graduation to study car design, ending up at Bertone. It is here, in one of the world’s meccas of car design, that he started merging his daily job as a designer with another of his passions, photography.
It is precisely in the combination of photography and his expertise in car design where resides the added value of his images. Degler hands the observer the key features of every design, the masterstrokes imagined by the creator, by reinterpreting through each photo the perspective, lines and volumes, of some of the most important production models and prototypes in the automotive history.
Today, aged only 31, Piotr Degler is considered one of the most respected photographers in the industry, having worked for legendary names such as Top Gear, Zagato and the everlasting Ferrari.