Ian Thuillier is an award-winning photographer and documentarist from Dublin, Ireland now living in Canada.
Ian has produced a coffee table book of stunningly beautiful F1 images with stories from past and present F1 drivers. The Art of Speed combines unique stories from different eras F1 and stunning Formula 1 imagery from the 2017/18 season.
Twelve F1 drivers, past and present, share personal stories and insights into the unforeseen difficulties and pressures of driving a Formula 1 car. From Nikki Lauda in the 1970s through to Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve in the 1990s to present day drivers.
2015 saw Thuillier selected from over 100,000 photographers worldwide for the finals of the Sony World Photography Awards.
Past documentaries directed by Thuillier include ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Gavin Friday’ (2010) and ‘Ghost Blues – The Rory Gallagher Story’ (2010). Both documentaries include interviews with Edge and Bono of U2, Johnny Marr, Slash and Bob Geldof to name but a few.
His 2003 debut documentary ‘Darkroom’ about his late brother, the fine art photographer Harry Thuillier Jnr, won the best documentary at the Boston Irish Film Festival and Ian was also nominated for an IFTA award for Best New Talent.
His short film called ‘DRIVEN’ was selected for the Cork Independent Film Festival, IndieLisboa 2014 and Glasgow Short Film Festival. DRIVEN also won an Honourable Mention Award at the 2014 International Berlin Film Festival.