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Leg­endary pho­tog­ra­pher Steve Mc­curry has teamed up with Vacheron Con­stantin to cre­ate an al­bum of ar­rest­ing images that cel­e­brate the spirit of travel, writes Madeleine Ross

Hong Kong Tatler - - Contents - Dis­cover the cam­paign and Over­seas Col­lec­tion at over­seas.vacheron-con­stantin.com

Leg­endary pho­tog­ra­pher Steve Mc­curry has teamed up with Vacheron Con­stantin to cre­ate an al­bum of ar­rest­ing images that cel­e­brate the spirit of travel

Steve mc­curry shot to pho­to­graphic fame in 1985 when his por­trait of Shar­bat Gula, known as Afghan Girl, graced the cover of Na­tional Ge­o­graphic. Since then, the in­trepid pho­to­jour­nal­ist has ven­tured into war zones and places of great nat­u­ral won­der, cap­tur­ing moments that are beau­ti­ful, poignant and al­ways strik­ing.

For Vacheron Con­stantin, the syn­er­gies between Mc­curry’s work and the brand’s rai­son d’être seemed ob­vi­ous. Vacheron Con­stantin is com­mit­ted to track­ing the pass­ing of time, while Mc­curry pre­serves moments in time. The val­ues that drive Mc­curry—dis­ci­pline, pa­tience, cre­ativ­ity, move­ment and an open­ness to the world— are also those that have driven Vacheron Con­stantin over its 260-year his­tory. So when it came to pro­mot­ing the brand’s new Over­seas col­lec­tion of watches de­signed for mod­ern trav­ellers, a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Mc­curry seemed the per­fect fit. Vacheron Con­stantin com­mis­sioned Mc­curry to im­mor­talise pho­to­graph­i­cally 12 re­mote and dra­matic lo­ca­tions. The images you see here are the fruit of his odyssey through In­dia, China, Ja­pan, the US, Switzer­land and Mex­ico. Mc­curry is still on the road, and is sched­uled to pro­duce his last six images be­fore the end of the year. “I re­spond to a sit­u­a­tion, ac­tion or sight that in­spires me,” says Mc­curry. “I hope that other peo­ple will be as moved by these scenes as I was and that my pic­tures will stand the test of time.”

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