This is probably the most rare edition car I've ever shot. With only 12 produced in the world and only 3 headed to the US, it was definitely an honor to photograph such a beautiful car.
Car: Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera Blancpain Edition #11/12
About the car: This is probably the most rare edition car I've ever shot. With only 12 produced in the world and only 3 headed to the US, it was definitely an honor to photograph such a beautiful car.
About the shots: I never shoot black cars. Its an utter nightmare to deal with reflections and I feel the black makes the lines disappear on a car. So I wanted to pay close attention to making sure the sensuous lines of the car really pop and also give it a dark grungy feel to match the black menacing car.
How: I found a great industrial location for the exterior shots and performed the rest of the shoot in studio.
Post processing: Because it was an over cast and rainy day I didn't have to photoshop in clouds or drop a sky in. I feel this set is a little heavy handed on the photoshopping for my tastes. Most of my pictures have a very natural, crisp, clean, and almost sterile feel to them but I really wanted to go in the polar opposite direction with a dark and grungy sort of feel.
Accomplishing this included many layers of adjustments, blue/yellow photo filters, and adjusting the blacks/grays/whites to give it that grungy feel. The hardest part was having a consistent color between each picture. But its predominately cyan and yellow that give this set its specific feel.
Gear: Nikon D300S + Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8