Porsche 911 Turbo photo shoot

June 14th, 2010

Last month we were visited by Tim Wallace from Ambient Life, who spent two days with us shooting two Porsche 911 Turbos belonging to two of our clients. This was the highlight of our year so far, and an event we had been looking forward to for a long time. In order to make the shoot as interesting as possible, we tried to incorporate several themes into the imagery. For starters, we chose two iconic models; the air-cooled 993 Turbo, in this case fitted with the extremely rare X50 factory upgrade, and the current water-cooled 997 Turbo. Secondly, we opted to contrast light against dark by choosing a Basalt Black 997 as the second car (the Arctic Silver 993 was the primary car chosen before the details of the shoot were finalised). Thirdly, we decided to shoot on location as well as in our studio, in order to capture some interesting textures and landscapes in the shots. Finally, we chose to shoot out on the open road too, in order to try something new – as far as we know nobody else in the UK has shown off detailing results in such a dynamic way before.

Meeting and working with Tim was a fantastic experience; he’s a terrifically down to earth guy who just so happens to be gifted with an amazing eye for detail and lighting control. Without going into too much detail, Tim shot for us in a rather unique way, choosing high speed flash in the studio (rather than more traditional continuous lighting methods) and 100% natural light outdoors (he didn’t even use any reflectors for the outdoor work!). Furthermore, what amazed us even more was that every single shot was taken handheld as opposed to from a tripod – this even includes the shots taken at 50 mph out of the back of my C2! This goes against the grain of how we tend to shoot the cars we detail ourselves, and just goes to show how much we still have to learn about basic photographic techniques! Anyway, best we let the images above do the talking; to say that we are absolutely delighted with the final results of the shoot would be an understatement, and we are already looking forward to working with Tim again soon.

Images taken during this photo shoot have already been featured in an article in The Press & Journal, which is Scotland’s best selling daily newspaper. To view a pdf version of the article please see this link – ‘Simply Stunning’ by Colene McKessick, The Press & Journal, 26/05/10

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8 Responses to “Porsche 911 Turbo photo shoot”

  1. Simply amazing! I’m a small detailer here in Portugal and your work is an inspiration for me; I hope that some day I will reach the level off your amazing work. Congratulations to all of the team! Best regards, Jorge Canelas (a big fan).

  2. Rolex Watches says:

    Remarkable! I have nothing more to add besides this is one of the most beautiful shoots I have seen in a while!

  3. corona says:

    Any chance of getting wallpaper sized pics?

  4. I’m afraid not, but we will be offering limited edition prints of some of these images for sale later this year.

  5. Ade Wilson says:

    I’ve been a huge fan of Tim’s work as I’ve seen him develop on a photography website we’re both on called EPhotozine. This is inspirational work – love the concepts, the motion shots are amazingly sharp, the lighting brings out the detailing superbly. Two days well spent – wish I was there to watch him!

  6. It was a very special experience – capturing the driving shots was exciting to say the least!

  7. rulett jatek says:

    This is really unbelivable. I cannot believe in this article!

  8. Wow! These are surely the finest and most perfect designs from Porsche AG ever…

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