Founded 30 years ago, Sri Lanka’s Mercedes-Benz Club is one of the oldest and most active in the region. It is unique in more ways than one: over the three decades of its existence, its members have championed a club that celebrates the marque and then goes beyond it, creating a community of car enthusiasts which spans generations.

30, anchored in the stories of 16 of Club’s stalwarts, offers intimate portraits of long-time members, tracing the ways in which the brand has been intertwined with their lives, showcasing the beauty and design of the cars they love and, finally, placing these stories in their context, in one of the most beautiful places in the world—Sri Lanka.

Published in November, 2020. Concept and writing by me, with Art Direction by Mayuca Pandithage, Design by Thilini Perera and Photography by Reza Akram and Malaka MP. Project coordination by Chalaka Bogoda.