Better late than never to share this awesome road trip that Theo-Graphics took to both Austin and Dallas to photograph 4 stunning cars for Bonhams Auctioneers. Back in July of 2015 we traveled to two separate collections in Texas, each of which had some marquee models in the car world. First was the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL – the world famous “Gullwing” supercar, upon which the current Mercedes SLS pays homage. Factory original paint and interior, this car was one of the cleanest examples I’d ever seen. You simply cannot take a bad image of this car!
The Ferrari 458 Italia is one of my favorite cars off all time, with a design that is stunning from any angle, and an engine note that still continues to give me goosebumps, I am always excited to be around this car. Ferrada Wheels is a brand new company, so I wanted to make sure that the session did the car and wheels justice. It was a lot of fun, and I am happy with how the images turned out!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything automotive, but that isn’t to say that I haven’t been shooting! With the wedding season hitting its peak this spring/summer, I had neglected to post any automotive work that I’d finished up. I have a bunch backlogged now, so get ready for lots of automotive content coming in the next few weeks!
First up is a trip to Crave Luxury Auto to cover 8 vehicles that are going to be sold at auction by Mecum. Seeing cars like a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB is quite a sight, let along seeing two in the same spot! It was a long, extremely hot day of shooting, the only respite being a broken $5 umbrella that I found in my car to shield myself from the unrelenting triple digit heat.
I always have fun shooting with the Young Money Motors team, so I was excited when they reached out to me about a new opportunity they had in New Orleans. They had just recently finished a custom job on a Ferrari F430 for Marcell Dareus of the Buffalo Bills and wanted me to come out and shoot it on location in New Orleans with Felecia, a model that they’d hired. I’m always looking for an excuse to head to New Orleans, so when the date came around, we hit the road!
There was a car show going on the day of the shoot, and we were able to use the location to our advantage. It was in an area of town surrounded by abandoned projects, and the current owner of the property allowed artists to come in and paint on all the surfaces of the remaining buildings. While most of the area was already taken by other cars when we arrived, we found an area underneath a tree with tires hanging from it that worked nicely.