In a perfect world the Ferrari FF would be the perfect photographers car. My workhorse. It seats four-ish people if it has to and has a quite big boot. It is very fast and gives the people sitting in the front seats a lot of space in its luxurious cockpit. I can tell that you can tell that I am a big fan of the FF. Also from its looks it is the most beautiful modern Ferrari so far. I shot this series of photos on one of the evenings of Photokina last year and I had a quite specific idea of where to go with the shoot. And yes… the car is dirty… the photos are quite rough… you might even see some grain and such. Most of car / automotive photography is very much like beauty portraits. Very clean, very much post-processed and massaged. There is nothing wrong with that, I just got a bit tired of seeing that so much and I think its not too bad to try a few things here and there. I went quite “extreme” with the post processing here too and still I think the photos came out nice, dark and moody.
They most will never be printed in an add or such, but that is OK with me too.
That is it for this week I guess. Take care, enjoy and have a great day!
When visiting Berlin for a trip with a friend of mine I had the pleasure of shooting with Leila. As with Nikys shoot we spent a couple of hours shooting with different outfits in a Studio space in Berlin. These are the first of a beautiful series of results.
A lot more to come, including some shots from my Hasselblad 500cm and my Fuji Instax.
Oh and make sure to visit Leilas Page for more of her work.
I had the pleasure of shooting with Nikola on the last day of Photokina. My bro Ben hooked us up last minute with a Hotelroom as my two other locations fell through. It was a fun shoot, we got some nice sets and this is the first one. All shot with natural light. Simple RAW-Conversions and some basic retouching. Hope you enjoy this series and thanks to Nikola for a great shoot and to Ben for helping me out with the room and while shooting!!!
I don’t know if you know this feeling. Maybe it is something extremely gear head specific, but there is something to be driving alone in a car or on a bike in the middle of the night. No specific destination in mind. Rollin’ as the kids used to say. Since even before I had my license (psssssssst), I enjoyed cruising through the streets and out of the city on country roads to clear my head. No matter if I was depressed because of a girl or being stuck trying to finish a paper or anything in between. Of course it is more fun the nicer the car or bike, but it is the feeling of control and freedom that makes it so powerful for me. Combined with muscle memory of driving for some time and maybe a nice tune in the background there is nothing that can beat this for me in terms of calming me down and clearing my head. Maybe exchange the music for the rumbling sound of a beautiful V8 or the Air/oil-cooled flat twin 4-stroke engine of this beautiful BMW RnineT.