As an automotive photographer, I have a bucket list of cars I hope to photograph through my career. The list is constantly growing as new vehicles pass through my social feeds, grace pages of my favourite car magazines, or pass me on the street. One car I’ve been eager to get in front of my camera is an RWB Porsche built by Akira Nakai.
This past weekend, the opportunity happened, and I was able to check the car off my Bucket List, but I sure hope it’s not the only one I get to photograph.
The owner was in Vancouver from Seattle with a group of RWB owners who were here to be a part of a new build happening in the city. His time was limited, so I only had half an hour to shoot the car; I’m not complaining, I was ecstatic to have any amount of time – long or short – to spend with this gem. I could have easily spent a whole day shooting and not become bored one bit.
There are many Porsche purists out there who cringe at the name Rauh-Weld, the thought of cutting the original fenders of a classic 964 to attach a widebody in the attempt to hug a set of super wide Work wheels is blasphemy. I can get that, but honestly, as much as I love an original 964 if the opportunity arose I wouldn’t hesitate to put it in the hands of Nakai to work his magic.
For having a small window of time to photograph, I’m pleased with how the images turned out for my first experience with an RWB. My only regret is not capturing rolling shots. I guess rollers of an RWB is now on my Bucket List, stay tuned!
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www.jasonmanchester.com – Vancouver Automotive Car Photographer Jason Manchester