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We congratulate MERCEDES-BENZ EQ FORMULA E & WORLD CHAMPION NYCK DE VRIES – with photos by ANKE LUCKMANN

We would like to congratulate Nyck de Vries on winning the World Championship title in the Formula E Season 2020/21. Dutch driver Nyck de Vries, born on 6 February 1995 in Sneek, is accustomed to winning: he is for instance the two-time Karting World Champion (2010 and 2011). From 2012 to 2014, he competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, which he won in 2014. In 2017, he celebrated his debut in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, which he would go on to win in 2019. Since the end of 2019, he has been a main driver in the Formula E for Mercedes, which he just won in 2021.

Besides the portraits of race car driver Nyck de Vries presented here, smart champion Nyck can also be seen on several of the promotional photos for Mercedes-Benz EQ – also photographed, of course, by transportation and portrait specialist ANKE LUCKMANN.

Nyck tells us about his victories : “This season has been tough. It has been a rollercoaster ride. I still need it to sink in; I don’t quite realize it yet. It was ten years ago that I won the world championship in 2010 and 2011 in karting, then the title in 2019 in Formula 2. No one can take this away from me, and that’s what counts. The championship is extremely competitive. Even this weekend, on day one, the track evolution wasn’t that big, but if you have a bad day, you’re at the back of the grid. It’s so close that whatever happens, you will see a lot of different people performing and doing well. It’s just unpredictable, that’s the reality. There are a lot of good teams, a lot of good drivers, and that results in an extremely tight fight. I’ve felt a lot of different emotions over the course of the whole season. I’ve gotten older. I even have gray hair. So I hope things will become a bit more normal in the future!”  

Nyck is the first World Champion in the history of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and crowned himself as the youngest champion the series has ever seen after only 26 E-Prix starts at the age of 26 and 190 days. 

With #WeDriveTheCity and #WeRunThe City, MERCEDES-BENZ supports the Formula E. The FIA Formula E Championship is a racing series for formula cars with an electric engine, which is contested on city circuits around the world. Mercedes-Benz : “By engaging in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, we’re not only part of an electrifying racing series but also a part of urban culture around the world. With our commitment, we would like to fuel the idea of sustainable change, creating an initial spark for innovation and, by doing so, contribute to a better life for everyone in the city.”

GoSee : nyckdevries.comfiaformulae.commercedes-benz.com/de/eq-formeleankeluckmann.com
25.08.2021 show complete article

 

JAPANESE GREEN TREE’ the meditative effect of the forest as a natural form of therapy and source of relaxation, captured by ANKE LUCKMANN as part of her ‘Tree’ collection

It’s hard to escape the magic of the forest, with its unspoiled trees and interwoven roots… ‘JAPANESE GREEN TREE’ is a series of photos from a dense and evergreen rain forest. Anke Luckmann presents us Japan as a lush green paradise. The photos were created on her last trip to Japan and are part of Anke’s ‘Tree’ collection.

The Japanese term for forest bathing is Shinrin Yoku, which translates roughly to “taking in the forest atmosphere.” It is about becoming intensively immersed in nature, about stimulation of the senses and providing relaxation for the mind. The rustle of leaves, the feeling of bark between your fingers or the smell of damp moss – the forest is chock full of impressions. Forest bathing has been widely known in Japan since the 1980s and is a part of the healthcare system. Japanese universities offer a field of research dedicated to forest medicine.

Further projects by ANKE LUCKMANN, known mostly for her transportation & people work, can be seen on her website.
01.08.2021 show complete article

 

Don’t forget about love! - ANKE LUCKMANN photographs the BMW 4 Gran Coupé 420i against an architectural backdrop

The BMW 4 Gran Coupé 420i meets multifaceted architecture. Specialized in transportation photography, ANKE LUCKMANN presents us on GoSee.NEWS her urban mise-en-scène of the tanzanite blue metallic sports car in the surroundings of her native country. That is: A road trip on the streets of Germany.

Against the backdrop of graffiti by night, brightly illuminated bridges – from big picture long shots to the minute details of close-ups – this sophisticated, light-handed transportation photography, seemingly coincidental, lets you forget how meticulously the automobile has been staged to perfection.

About the name of the color : Tanzanite is a blue variant of the gray to greenish mineral zoisite. The transparent, purple-bluish to lilac mineral tanzanite was first found in 1967 in northern Tanzania, and the delicate gemstone had its first taste of fame thanks New York jeweler Tiffany. He named it tanzanite after its country of origin.
05.07.2021 show complete article