When the guys over at Brixton Forged Wheels contacted me to let me know they had a Ferrari 458 Italia with a set of their CM5 Targa Series wheels on it requiring a shoot, I was packing my gear and heading for the front door before our conversation was even over.
OK, so I wasn’t quite running out the door, but I was excited for the shoot. Having the opportunity to get up close and personal to photograph a modified 458 makes all the not-so-fun chores required to keep a photography business afloat all the worthwhile. And to add to the excitement, it was another opportunity to work alongside Jonny Sundell while he was covering the video side of the shoot.
For the majority of the shoot we mainly concentrated on capturing video which required a number of “flybys” at speed. The exhaust note on this machine was absolutely amazing. If you had your back turned you’d swear there was an F1 car running the forested roads we were using. Once the video goes live I promise to post it, you’ll quickly hear what I’m talking about.
At the same time I was assisting Jonny with whatever I could, I was also shooting some behind-the-scene footage with the hopes of putting something together. My goal is to have it up around the same time the main video goes live (I’ll post them both here once they’re available).
Our plan was to complete all the video segments, then move on to the photos at the end when the light was at its prime. But like most shoots, things didn’t quite go as planned. Just as I was about to setup to start photographing, word was the car and driver had to leave in 20 minutes to head back to the city. So the hour or two I thought I’d have quickly turned into 15 minutes. I grabbed one lens along with my tripod and went to work.
As I mentioned above, once the video drops and is online I’ll post it here along with the BTS footage.
Thank you for taking the time to view my photography!