Audi Summer Tour: Daily Perspectives

We invite you to take a distinctly different look behind the scenes of FC Bayern’s tour of the U.S. as they prepare for the upcoming season. Four photographers, four perspectives, infinitely unique stories.

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Manuel Neuer and team mates in the stadium during the Audi Summer Tour 2022

Football is a global phenomenon, but the sport and its culture are lived and experienced differently around the world. Audi has asked four renowned photographers from Germany and the U.S. to join them on the Audi Summer Tour 2022 and capture their individual perspectives. 

 

Day One: Audi and FC Bayern arrive in Washington, D.C.

Atiba and Julian capture first glances departing from Munich and arriving in the US.

Blotto and Matthias capture the captain and his crew’s flight and landing.

Day Two: Exploring the U.S. capital

The suits head to Capitol Hill and the team takes an Audi e-tron GT to dinner — Matthias and Blotto cover the action off the pitch.

Audi e-tron GT quattro: Power consumption (combined*) in kWh/100 km: 19.6–18.8 (NEDC) | 21.8–19.9 (WLTP)CO₂ emissions (combined*) in g/km: 0
Information on fuel/power consumption and CO₂ emissions with ranges depending on the selected equipment of the vehicle.

Audi e-tron GT quattro: Power consumption (combined*) in kWh/100 km: 19.6–18.8 (NEDC) | 21.8–19.9 (WLTP)CO₂ emissions (combined*) in g/km: 0
Information on fuel/power consumption and CO₂ emissions with ranges depending on the selected equipment of the vehicle.

The feelings are mutual — Atiba and Julian capture emotional encounters between fans and players.

Day Three: FC Bayern faces D.C. United at Audi Field

At this tour’s first Audi Football Summit, all four photographers join forces to match the game day energy.

Day Four: Wrapping up in D.C.

The team unwinds for a night at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Players translate their athletic skill to another kind of football and explore Audi Field as visitors.

Day Five: Touchdown in Lambeau Field

The team, Atiba, and Julian land in Green Bay and get straight to work.

During training at Lambeau Field, Blotto heads way up in the stands and Matthias stays close to the players.

Day Six: FC Bayern faces Manchester City at the historic Lambeau Field

The second Audi Football Summit of this tour features the unmatched architecture of Lambeau Field, game interruptions due to intense thunderstorms, and an incredible 78,000 fans.

Our team on the ground

Black and white portrait of photographer Julian Baumann

Julian Baumann is a successful documentary photographer from Munich and avid fan of FC Bayern. He has a distinct skill for capturing intimate scenes of honest self-reflection. This is reflected in his extensive portfolio of portraits of actors, painters, writers, and politicians. This will not be his first time documenting ‘his’ club — he’s excited, nonetheless.

Portrait of photographer Matthias Fend in front of a black wall

Matthias Fend captures images and stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature and the connection to each other. The mountains have always been an inspiration and sanctuary for his work. He often translates their authenticity, natural visual languages, and non-intrusive but attractive character to his subjects in photography. Fend lives in Munich and has worked with Audi and FC Bayern many times in the past.

Photographer Atiba Jefferson posing for a portrait

Atiba Jefferson discovered a love and passion for skateboarding while growing up in Colorado Springs, CO. Moving to California in 1995 only strengthened that love and paired it with an equal passion for photography. For more than 25 years, Atiba’s skateboarding photography found its way onto the pages of international publications, including Thrasher Magazine, of which he is currently a member of its editorial staff. Another passion – basketball – landed him a gig as a staff photographer for the L.A. Lakers, and he currently holds the record at SLAM magazine for the most covers taken by a single photographer in the publication’s history. Other subjects he enjoys shooting include music and just life in general.

Photographer Dean Gray smiles into the camera

When thinking of Dean Blotto Gray, many people will first think of Blotto. The household nickname has become ubiquitous with the life he’s built around a union of connection and creativity. Raised in the Southwest (USA) and propelled around the globe by the stories he both lives and tells, Dean’s passion for creation has blossomed into a diverse body of work. His products take many forms: photographs, scrapbooks, abstract painting, immersive collaged environments, travel books, photo shows, product and art collaborations, and much more. While the formats he works within change, the content consistently focuses on the stuff of memories—exceptionally sensory moments in real human life.

 

The Audi RS e-tron GT: pure energy and progressive performance

The Audi RS e-tron GT: pure energy and progressive performance

The Audi e-tron GT is a modern-day demonstration of progress. It simultaneously radiates sportiness, high quality, and comfort. Its aerodynamic design and ‘gran turismo’ concept are sure to attract admiring glances. Driving it is a fascinating and thoroughly emotional experience.

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Audi RS e-tron GT: Power consumption (combined*) in kWh/100 km: 20.2–19.3 (NEDC) | 22.6–20.6 (WLTP)CO₂ emissions (combined*) in g/km: 0
Information on fuel/power consumption and CO₂ emissions with ranges depending on the selected equipment of the vehicle.

Audi RS e-tron GT: Power consumption (combined*) in kWh/100 km: 20.2–19.3 (NEDC) | 22.6–20.6 (WLTP)CO₂ emissions (combined*) in g/km: 0
Information on fuel/power consumption and CO₂ emissions with ranges depending on the selected equipment of the vehicle.

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