Turning her lens to the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, Lilli says she wanted to capture the nostalgia of a long road trip, while reimagining the luxury SUV with the kind of curiosity, mystery and moodiness for which she has become known.
“I hope it draws people in, catches their eye with a subtle strangeness and makes them curious,” she says. “People probably have an image in their head of what Mercedes-Benz is – a feeling and sense of luxury and style – and I wanted these images to have a timeless aesthetic and playful quality using familiar yet unexpected objects, which is why using film was so important to me.”
“I wanted these images to be a contrast of the contemporary vehicle mixed with a timeless feel. I was very excited to photograph this series on an old medium format film camera, which gives the images a nostalgic look, as if they could have been taken in the 1950s.”
Read more of Lilli’s journey here.
Art Director – Cristina Guerrero
Digital Operator – Mathew Stott
Photo Assistant – Jake Reeder