Cars are beautiful pieces of machinery, some more so than others. Photographer Philipp Rupprecht came across a chance to shoot a Porsche 918 Spyder as soon as it was delivered, which almost took a year to begin. With a chance to shoot an amazing automobile, I probably would have waited as well. Philipp and his team where able to take the Porsche to a 100 year-old locomotive hall that's usually available for large events; I'm very envious of a location like that.
Like many photographers, I love seeing someone else's work as well as some of the behind the scenes action in how the artwork was created. In addition to some strobe lighting, Philipp used a special lighting rig to get some unusual reflections in the car. The rig itself looks similar to some I have seen at some local automotive detailing shops, so it wasn't completely new to me. The thing with automotive photography is that some of us usually try to remove reflections on the rides. Philipp decided to create reflections with the light rig instead to see what he could come up with that was different and unusual; I would say he was able to capture some amazing shots in this project.
The end results are fantastic. Towards the end of the video, Philipp also shows the layer buildup for the shot posted below. I think it was a great idea that was executed well. You can see more of the BTS photos as well as the complete set of photos on his site.
What are your thoughts? Do you like the reflections? Post your shots where you were creative with lights and reflections in the comments.
All photos used with permission of Philipp Rupprecht.