THE SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL COLLECTION

BMW is an enthusiastic supporter of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and this year that enthusiasm has inspired us to curate our very own collection. In collaboration with CONTACT, we invited four exciting Canadian photographers to take five hours and capture a new BMW using their own distinctive vision. The result? Nine breathtaking, one-of-a-kind Canadian prints that celebrate automotive beauty as well as the ingenuity and freedom of creative expression.

Jesse Louttit

With a gift for capturing uncommon landscapes, Jesse seems to want to create interesting narratives almost as much as he wants to create breathtaking images. By placing a powerful BMW 7 Series in Toronto's gritty port lands, and then cloaking it in smoke, Jesse is inviting viewers to invent their own mysterious storyline. To see more of Jesse's wonderful work, visit jesselouttit.com.

Javier Lovera

Born in Colombia, and trained in aerospace engineering, Javier has spent his career working primarily in fashion photography. To bring his vision to life, Javier teamed with Derooted Labs and, with a BMW 6 Series, found an innovative way to merge both his passion for science and his passion for photography. More of Javier’s beautiful photography can be found at javierlovera.com.

Zach Slootsky

With the speed and flair of a photojournalist and the eye of an artist, Zach traditionally captures the pulse and energy of the city. For his collection, he parked a BMW 7 Series in Toronto’s High Park. Then, using a hand-built kaleidoscope rig, he blended sky, nature, and engineering into a stunning abstract that is as bewildering as it is unforgettable. Visit zachslootsky.com to see more of Zach’s work.

Christopher Stevenson

The closer you get to an object, the more abstract it becomes. Of course, Chris has shown through his collected body of work that it can also become a great deal more beautiful. By shooting extreme close-ups of an all-new BMW 3 Series, his collection proves that the “whole” is gorgeous due to the sum of some very amazing “parts”. To see more of Chris’ photography, visit christopher-stevenson.com.