For the photographs in Koto Bolofo: Vroom Vroom, Bolofo literally threw open the hood to better see what made the Bugatti so untouchable in the racing arena, to go inside the car and to examine and touch the heart of raw luxury. He photographed the shell of the motorcar, but he was particularly interested in the inner workings, the forged steel parts crafted entirely on the workshop floor by artisans who are able to recreate the originals. Bolofo's sensitive, even romantic, images of the Bugatti and its caretakers are the perfect homage to the car's 100-year legacy of luxury.
Koto Bolofo was born in South Africa in 1959 and raised in Great Britain. Bolofo has photographed and made short films for magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. He has created advertising campaigns for companies including Hermés, Louis Vuitton and Dom P̩érignon. Bolofo lives in the Vendée, France and his books with Steidl include Venus, I Spy with my Little Eye, Something beginning with S, Vroom!, La Maison and Grande Complications.