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
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.”