I admit it it. I'm superficial.
I suppose as a custom, automotive photographer I deserve a pass. After all, I absolutely love cars (and motorcycles and even some trucks); but not because of how they handle, or how fast they can go zero-to-sixty, but because of how they look!
Why bother photographing something that is already beautiful?
This Bentley would doubtlessly look spectacular in a coal mine! I see it as my job to create an image that freezes the car's beauty beyond what the normal eye would see.
I want to emphasize the raw power of this machine by creating a dramatic (and somewhat surreal) backdrop,
I then saturated the blue paint to keep the focus on the car. Lastly the low angle gives this Bentley the feeling of a tiger ready to spring.
Can it go 150 miles per hour? Probably. Do I really care? Nope. I don't own it!
Does it look like something the owner would like to have hanging in their office or garage long after they have traded it in for the latest model? I hope so.
Am I any less of a "Car Guy" because I only look at design, style, color, light, and shadow? I think not. I trust that my work adds another dimension to Cruise-Ins and Car Shows; and allows car-lovers the opportunity to see their wheels in a new light.
Jeffrey Lorber (LORBERPHOTO)
To see more of my work, please visit www.Pixoto.com/jeffreylorber
I live in Johns Creek, GA and when not at automotive events, I will photograph by appointment. Photo-shoots are always free. I only charge for prints.