“THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL, IT’S SO MUCH FUN”: FIRST EDITION OF ORTOLANI’S ELECTRIFYING PHOTOBOOK ENDURANCE ON THE WORLD OF OFF-ROAD RACING
ORTOLANI, Theresa. Endurance. Down and Dirty Off-Road Racing. Brooklyn: PowerHouse, 2009. Large quarto, original photographic paper boards. $200.
First edition of Ortolini’s dynamic photobook, boldly signed by her on the half title, with over 145 color gravures, most full page, of the dangerous and rugged beauty of off-road motorcycle racing and the passion of legendary racers such as Nathan Kanney.
Award-winning photographer Theresa Ortolani spent three years covering the often bone-crushing danger and fierce brilliance of off-road motorcycle racing. With more than 145 largely full-page color gravures, Endurance offers an unparalleled glimpse into the sport and the careers of famed racers such as Nathan Kanney, Kailub Russell and David Knight. Endurance brings together “the best off-road lifestyle photography I’ve seen. Ortolani has captured the essence of an off-road racer’s pain and glory” (Ziegler, Dirt Rider). “Like no other moto-photo book” (Direct Motocross). As issued without dust jacket.
A fine signed copy.