In his book “The Perfect Line”, artist-photographer Axel Ruhomaully uses a bare and unconventional approach to shed light on the remarkable saga of Dassault aircraft.
He is convinced that if mathematical formulas were a literary genre, they would be poetry. Ruhomaully pays tribute to the poetically talented engineers at Dassault Aviation’s design office in Saint-Cloud.
He uses wind-tunnel aircraft models of a Rafale, a Falcon, a Mystère and a Mirage for his photographic creations.
The metal and wood planes, miniature models of legendary fighter jets, are instruments of ultra-high precision and innovation, and genuine works of art.
Akin to an art director, Ruhomaully uses “light stenciling”, an interplay of shadow and light, which has become his signature technique, to sculpt the contours of the aircraft models. He thus reveals the secrets behind the genesis and ingenious design of Dassault prototypes.
Enter a fascinating world. Embark on an aerodynamic and aesthetic journey, and discover the models that the artist has renamed Compass, Acute, Midpoint and Quadrant.
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Numbered box and fine art print; limited edition of 250 copies.
Box size: 315 x 235 x 20 mm. Soft cover; landscape layout design; 310 x 232 mm – 108 thread-bound pages. Printed on coated, matte 150-g paper. 1 fine art 20 x 30 mm print.