It was that time of year again and I was, for the first time, on my way to Alabama. Birmingham, Alabama to be precise. To meet up with a group of Bloggers, journalists, photographers and videographers to drive all the way up to New York City and the New York Autoshow.
We would be “guarding” the brand new GLE from A to B and produce some beautiful work along the way. As so often on group trips like this time will be limited, so you can’t go totally bonkers and should be thoughtful of the others. Also the time table was very much linked to the presentation event of Mercedes-Benz in NYC.
What a blast. I just enjoy events like these. I love to drive, I love to drive and visit places I haven’t been to. And we got to see some great stuff for sure. The two that stood out most for me where Charleston and Washington DC. Of which I did not get many photos as time was very limited, but I now certainly know I need to get back there with a lot more time. It was very surprising how much I liked these two, especially Washington DC. So here are mostly some mood shots from our little trip!
A little bonus in form of the Instagram photos and videos I shot on the tour. I was going to add all the live streaming stuff from Meerkat and Periscope too, but that is two and a half hours of low quality, portrait mode video. So no.
And there are one or two more stories on their way. Not sure if published here or somewhere else. I will let you know for sure though.
I have written a lot about road-trips and I have been on many and a few weeks ago it was time to hit the road. This time with Mercedes-Benz again. “Guarding” the new GLE from its birthplace in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to New York City.
This post is kind of a teaser. Seven photos, six conceptual, one typical. I had a great plan. I also misjudged the trips timing, by a lot. Besides the split photos I had planned another type of shot. And it does only look good as a full set, which did not happen. Ah well. You win some, you loose some. So this is a teaser for the next post.
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!!!