I was recently asked to capture photos of this stunning pimped out blue Toyota Pick Up Truck and I jumped at the opportunity. This is my first car shoot and I can tell you it was a blast on so many different levels.
I am really happy at the way the photos turned out and did a lot of homework before the actual shoot. I wanted to incorporate my style blending fine art with my two or four wheeled friends. First up was the location. I wanted to find the proper background for this truck that suited both the owner, Kim, and her sleek low riser. Kim is not your typical ‘foo foo’ woman and is not afraid to get her nails dirty. I really wanted to find a location that suited both the edginess of the truck along with her personality. From drop down skirts, chrome mags to full on handcuffs this truck was tastefully done up.
Next up was researching what makes a good car photo. Lots of information out there – some good and some really bad stuff. So I took notes and learned. We decided on a day and I prayed to the weather Gods for weather that I wanted and they listened. Thank you!
I was stoked to find that the locations I chose worked perfectly. And luckily, I had chosen a few as we had to move from our first location to the second one. I will admit that I thoroughly enjoyed taking photos like this. I really liked researching my ‘subject’ and working the car. Taking photos of this truck opened my photographic vision to a whole new ball park and I would love to have the opportunity to try it again. In an odd sort of way this photo shoot reminded me of people portraits. Although my subject didn’t move or frown it did have it’s own ‘quirkiness’ that I needed to adapt to. Both come with their own set of special challenges!
I would like to thank Kim and Alex for giving me this opportunity!! And I can say with certainty that I am looking forward to another car shoot in the future. Any takers?