The Man With The Golden Gun

Elena Soboleva
Nov 16, 2012 6:13PM

Agent 007 popularized this island off the coast of Thailand, in the Phang Nga Bay, which was renamed "James Bond Island" in his honor, after the 1974 movie The Man with the Golden Gun.  

German photographer Andreas Gursky returned to it years later, capturing aerial views of the fin-like rock structures jutting out of the water.  The islands are incredibly cinematic and also reminiscent of another Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me, where 007 narrowly escapes the shark tank.

Though the Dusseldorf School and the British MI6 Spy have little else in common, here is an example of fiction made fact. Art imitates life and life borrows a great deal from art in turn.

Elena Soboleva