Photograph / Publisher: Ulysse Fréchelin / MB&F M.A.D.Gallery
The MB&F M.A.D. Gallery has published its first ever book, “American Trucks”, a collection of stunning images by Swiss photographer Ulysse Fréchelin. The 100-page, book with 64 photographs is a joyous celebration of that archetypal icon gracing the American freeways: the trucking rig.
In “American Trucks”, Fréchelin’s clever use of close-ups and camera angles means it is not always evident at first glance what the subjects of the images are: Lustrous exhaust stacks, imperious radiator grilles, curvaceous fenders and riveted hoods of the tractor units… Fréchelin turns these truck details on their head and showcases them in a totally fresh light, lending them a new identity. The stunning result is a series of portraits not of trucks per se but of whatever the beholder imagines them to represent.