A couple weeks ago Hennessey had me photograph the first Venom GT destined for a U.S. customer. Those photos have now been released, both on Hennessey’s web site as well as to various news outlets around the world. You can see the full set of photos here, or check out the various links below:
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on companies that make old cars new. Interestingly, all three companies featured – Superformance, Singer Vehicle Design and n2a Motors – have been my clients at one time or another. I’d like to think that I provided automotive enthusiasts with their first look at some of the cars these companies build.
What this article made me think about, however, is the kinds of clients that I go after. I’m definitely careful with the companies that I choose to work with, mostly because I want to be able to be comfortable putting my support behind them. Most importantly, though, I prefer to photograph cars that I really enjoy and like. I guess this means that I like ‘old cars made new’.
Last week the Pagani Huayra (pronounced “wire-rah”) made its North American debut at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design. While I have to admit I’m still getting used to the exterior design, I can definitely appreciate the design work that went into all of the little details. Even functional components like the suspension are works of art. I’d love to have a day to photograph the car in a proper setting.
You can see more pictures from the Pagani Huayra North American debut over at Autoblog.com.
Hennessey has made quick use of the Corvette Z06 photos I took for them, sending out this brochure to their customer base.
Earlier this week I went down to the El Toro Marine base in Irvine, CA to take photos of two of the Ford drivers practice for X Games. Watching Marcus Grönholm in action was amazing, and getting to ride shotgun with him during a practice run was even better. You can see all of the photos over at Autoblog.
Earlier this week I headed down to Hennessey Performance’s SoCal shop in Irvine, CA. They had just installed a new Edelbrock supercharger system in a Corvette Z06 (the first one, I’m told), and needed photos of both the car and the engine bay. Follow the jump to see a few pictures from the photoshoot.
Client: Hennessey Performance
Car: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (with Edelbrock supercharger)
Just got word from the great folks at Kahn Media that one of my photos was featured on the cover of Robb Report’s Collection in the August 2011 issue. This one came as a surprise, since I took the photo in September of last year. The photoshoot was originally done for Classic Recreations, the builder of the car.
Publication: Collection (Robb Report)
Client: Classic Recreations
Car: 1967 Shelby GT500CR
After spending three days in Virginia City, NV as one of the official photographers for the Spectre 341 Challenge, this is just about the first set of photos I’ve seen published from the event. Car and Driver’s Aaron Robinson was in attendance and drove a Cadillac CTS-V Wagon up the 5.2 mile course, and I managed to get several photos of him tackling the hill. You can see the photos and the story at Car and Driver’s web site.
Back in April Singer Vehicle Design hired me again to take photos of their second customer car. I don’t think the White and Olive paint scheme is as photogenic as the previous Green and Orange car, but it’s beautiful nonetheless. To make it even better, Singer was going to have both cars on hand so I would have the opportunity to photograph them together.
With Singer issuing their press release regarding the new customer car and their partnership with Cosworth, the photos have now appeared on many of the leading automotive web sites around the world including Autoblog, Autocar, and Top Gear:
Hopefully the images will be in print in the next few months.