The past couple months I was hired to shoot the cover and an inside full page ad for Iconic Concierge Vancouver Magazine.
The original image used on the cover.
The shoot took place at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Million Air was gracious enough to provide us access to airside from their facility, and Aurora Air brought in one of their newest jets from Edmonton for us to use in the shot. Our timeline was a little tight, only an hour and a half to complete the shoot. Sounds like plenty of time, but once you have a jet, car, model, and a variety of angles for options to choice from, the time disappeared quickly.
It was a bit of a challenge shooting in the middle of the day and with a clear sky, perfect for a day at the beach, not so much for shooting so much reflective metal. We managed to come away with a few options which would have worked as great as the chosen shot.
A few weeks later we met on a dark rainy Saturday morning at the Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver to create an image for a full page ad inside the issue.
The original image.
Sutton Place Hotel and their staff were fantastic hosts and were extremely accommodating to us. It’s not apparent in the final image, but the lobby area at the time of our shoot was very busy with guests coming and going and taxis driving through our shot at a steady pace.
Luckily, my plan from the beginning was to create a composite by blending multiple layers together later on in post production. So that allowed me to shoot continuously even with people lingering in the background. I just had to ensure I shot a clean background before packing up my gear.
Once all the primary exposures were completed, I had the doorman close the lobby doors; then I waited for a split moment when there were no people in the area and clicked.
What made this shoot extra special was the vehicle we had on set to include in the shot. A 1957 BMW Isetta.
The image above is one I took once we wrapped the main shoot up. I wanted to try to capture a shot we could give to the owner of the Isetta as a thank you for granting us the use of the vehicle for the main image.
I sent it off to Iconic with the other pictures, and they loved it so much they decided to use it in the ad.
Personally, I love how the image came out, especially since it hides the fact the area was swarming with people and vehicles the whole time I was lighting the car.
Thank you for taking the time to view my automotive photography!
www.jasonmanchester.com – Vancouver Automotive Car Photographer Jason Manchester