Gilles Martin-Raget is France's top marine photographer, with a worldwide reputation for spectacular action shots. It is for this reason he was the official photographer for last year's America's Cup competition. This book is a celebration of 30 years of his stunning photography, which is instantly recognisable for its drama, perfect composition and eye-catching angles. Martin-Raget has refined and perfected his unique technique over three decades, and this collection shows precisely why he has made his mark. The book is arranged thematically, including fast-paced racing shots, dramatic photos taken from the end of the bow, spectacular accidents at sea, beautiful classic yachts, incredible superyachts, almost futuristic images from the forefront of modern yacht development and, of course, the America's Cup. A lavish gift for fans of high quality coffee table photographic books or a fine souvenir for those who for who followed the America's Cup, this collection includes some of the best marine photographs ever taken.
Gilles Martin-Raget is a photographer, journalist and author. Based in Marseilles, from where he has pursued his profession for over 30 years, Gilles is also an experienced yacht racer, having raced for many years and taken part in major international regattas. He was the official photographer at many major worldwide sailing events and regattas and has covered 10 America's Cup campaigns, including the 2013 Cup in San Francisco, at which he was the official photographer. His work appears regularly in the British and US yachting press.