BOOK REVIEW: Ducati, A Photographic Tribute. Volume Two

Rennie Scaysbrook | August 4, 2016
Phil Aynsley’s latest masterpiece: Ducati, A Photographic Tribute, Volume Two.
Phil Aynsley’s latest masterpiece: Ducati, A Photographic Tribute, Volume Two.

There are people who photograph motorcycles, and then there are artists who photograph motorcycles. Australian lensman Phil Aynsley is certainly one of the later, and he has just released his latest masterpiece in Ducati, A Photographic Tribute, Volume Two.

You can read the original magazine story by clicking HERE.

As one of Down Under’s most celebrated motorcycle photographers, Aynsley’s work has taken him around the world shooting everything on two wheels from MotoGP to museums, factories to fans. But with his race-chasing days now well and truly behind him, Aynsley has devoted his time to finding some of the rarest Ducatis on the planet, often held in ultra-exclusive private galleries, and putting them in front of his trademark graphite background for his glass to immortalize.

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Standout Feature

Incredible attention to detail

Ducati, A Photographic Tribute. Volume Two
Photography is magnificent, especially if you’re a Ducati fan.

Reader Analysis

I’ve long believed motorcycles are art and there’s never been a manufacturer that does moving art better than Ducati. The brand and its long list of illustrious designers seem to create this intangible style, an aura about it that just makes you want to experience and live it, and Ducati, A Photographic Tribute Volume Two, only serves heighten this passion.

For those who love a feast for the eyes, this is a book without parallel. As an Aussie I’ve grown up seeing Phil’s images spread over countless magazines and books in my homeland, and he’s always had a style about him that has set him apart from other snappers.

Phil’s use of soft, natural lighting is one of his trademarks. He shoots many of his subjects outdoors, using natural light to bring these aluminum beasts to life. And some of these beasts are rare, very rare.

There are Ducatis in this book not even the Ducati factory and museum in Bolonga have, with many of them coming from an incredible private collection about 25 miles out of Barcelona, one I was privileged to visit last year.

For the discerning Ducati lover, there is possibly no better gift or living room piece. Maybe a Ducati Supermono, but that’s a touch out of most people’s price range.

Ducati, A Photographic Tribute. Volume Two

Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.

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