My friend Richard Thopmson just finished the post work on a shoot in the Southern California desert featuring a very rare Ford GT40 Mark IV using only natural light and a Phase One IQ250. He chose an incredible location in the desert and tried out two Schneider Kreuznach zoom lenses including the new 40-80mm LS f/4.0-5.6.
Getting an early start and shooting until the light became too harsh, Richard pretty much nailed these images in my book. He also gives some of his thoughts on the new 40-80mm lens that was officially announced earlier this week (hint: he really liked it). Check out his finals below, which he has shared exclusively with us at Fstoppers and Phase One.
The photos have a lot more feeling and visual drama to them than what you tend to get out of studio. The light looks great, and the car looks even better. Bonus? It's not a composite, which is somewhat admirable in this age of super post-produced shots.
For more amazing images from Richard, check out his site.
All images used with permission.