Photographer and respected Art Director Lloyd Ziff has been fascinated with Cadillacs since the 1950s. Ziff has captured this classic American icon through the decades, body styles and conditions. Often the American flag appears as a motif or reflection. Fins & Flags
is a wonderful collection of timeless fine art photography by a master practitioner.
"I started photographing when I was a senior at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1967. I started photographing Cadillacs at the same time. I have always loved cars, and in the '60s Cadillacs were still, as their advertising proclaimed "The Standard of the World". The Cadillacs from the '50s & '60s were the longest, widest, baddest (in the best sense of the word) dreamboats made during the flamboyant years of Detroit car design. The city's streets became a treasure hunt for me the has continued to the present, Cadillacs being an especially evocative treasure: my youth, my day dreams, my ideas of success. Around 15 years ago, while editing photographs, I noticed that American flags seemed to be lurking in the backgrounds of many of my Cadillac photographs. It became a game to me to "find the flag" when I spot the Cadillac, and now I'm not surprised that I do find it more than 50% of the time. That suggested the original title for this book: American Dreams.After the book was almost completed
Fins & Flags became the even more obvious choice."
- Lloyd Ziff