Friday, March 20, 2009

"Most Beautiful Book of the Year" Awarded

, Calif.--Acclaimed professional automobile and animal photographer, Ron Kimball, has won the prestigious award of “Most Beautiful Book of the Year” at the Festival Automobile International held February 11 – 15, 2009, in Paris, France. Now in its 24th year, the Festival was established to recognize innovative and artistic auto design. The annual event presents awards for “Concept Car of the Year,” “Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year,” and other various awards to top industry leaders.

The 200-page oversized book, rightfully named, Automobiles, Elegance on Wheels, features spectacular studio imagery of some of the most important and inspiring automobiles ever made. The astounding photography celebrates the essence and innovation of fine automotive design. Automobiles is a breathtaking look at a broad range of vehicles photographed with Ron Kimball’s unique perspective.

In his 30-plus year career, Ron Kimball has been recognized as one of the world’s premiere automotive photographers. He has succeeded in capturing strikingly detailed images of vehicles dating back to 1897 and has one of the most comprehensive image collections in the industry. He has accomplished great feats in photography including running Ron Kimball Studios, a highly successful photography studio, and opening a stock photography agency, Kimball Stock. Both of which service the print and digital needs of ad agencies and publishers around the world. The company’s million-strong image collection includes all of Ron Kimball’s automotive photography as well as animal photography from other high-profile wildlife and domestic animal photographers.

Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Ron Kimball Studios and Kimball Stock continue to photograph vehicles for and license to top clientele around the world, including advertising agencies, book publishers, greeting card companies, calendar companies, and many more. For more information, please visit and

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