Shoot Experience Shooting this Ferrari F40 definitely goes to the top of the list for one of the most legendary cars we have ever photographed. Not only is it a very significant car to me personally, but it also plays a very significant part to Ferrari's history and is one of the most favourited cars amongst fans. This particular example, one of just a few in Johannesburg South Africa, had been owned by the late Lolly Jackson. The F40 is currently in good company amongst many other Ferrari's in a private collection. I had originally seen this F40 at a car meet one Sunday and I decided that I had to shoot an F40 some day. About one year later, I had been put in touch with the owner. We arranged to shoot the F40 at the owners residence. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the owner and just behind him, in the entrance a beautifully restored Ferrari Dino, just behind it under a cover, The F40 was parked. I set up all my necessary equipment, I then walked around the car to find different angles to shoot, I was spoiled for choices. I spent just over an hour shooting the exterior and around 2 hours on the entire car. I'm still very pleased how these photos turned out, it's hard not to be. I think the car does most of the work. After the shoot, we sat down for a drink with the owner to chat. We also had the opportunity to look at some of the other Ferraris in his collection. A special thanks goes out to the owner and Greg Marucchi for allowing this shoot to happen.
Shoot Experience Shooting the Aston Martin DBX was a challenge, mostly because of its colour being black and partly because of its size, don’t get me wrong, the DBX isn’t huge but it is still a big car or medium sized SUV. That being said, the interior is a really nice place to be; Aston Martin have done a great job with the interior and somehow they have made it so it doesn’t feel big inside, its feels just right. That paired up with high quality leather (I always love the leather smell you get from an Aston’s interior) and the updated contrast-stitching , It’s easily one of the nicest interiors available currently. On the exterior even the paint is quite special, it might be black but it’s no ordinary black, under good light it’s possible to see a variety of different colour flakes in the metallic paint. The iconic wings badge has also been updated. There are various details around the DBX which photographed quite well such as various textures and patterns; the exhaust tail pipe surrounds are a good example of this. These are usually details which are not normally noticeable in photos. All in all this was quite a successful shoot, the photos turned out quite well. Photos and article by Roland Woon