The Story of Life in Photographs

A few friends and bikes head toward Biarritz Each March, as the first step towards the Wheels & Waves festival in June, the Southsiders invite 50 people for a winter ride through the Pyrenees.

This year there were high level bike builders, hard riders and cool human beings from around the globe and they all went over the high passes from France to Spain. Some went fast, some went less-fast, one almost got his balls burned off by a lithium battery. Southsiders wanted to feature all 50 but there was no time.

I determined, there and then, to build my next studio on similar principles.

My studio can be lighted from either side; but the “light of lights” is the north one, and that is a large fixed window 11 by 9 feet with a single slope of two and a half feet in the height.

All images are under copyright © Laurent Nivalle

Porsche 912 Shooting

This year there were high level 912 Porsche cars, hard riders and cool human beings from around the globe and they all went over the high passes from France to Spain. Some went fast, some went less-fast, one almost got his balls burned off by a lithium battery. Southsiders wanted to feature all 50 but there was no time.

In one of these rooms, and almost without blinds or reflectors, the sitter could be “worked” on a semi-circle or half oval, and “lighted” either in front or on either side at pleasure, and with the greatest facility. I determined, there and then, to build my next studio on similar principles.

All images are under copyright © Laurent Nivalle