A day of firsts and a mystery shoot.

A day of firsts and a mystery shoot.

Friday I shot my first freelance job since leaving Southern Living at the end of January. That was 8 weeks and one day without taking out my cameras, the longest I’ve gone since high school. It was also my first automotive shoot and my first major studio shoot. I have always been a location specialist rather than a studio stud.

The shoot was for a friend so I didn’t charge him anything like ‘the going rate’. In fact, after the shoot time and the post-production editing I may just clear minimum wage. But I would do it all over again just the same. I had a blast, exhausting though it was.

The project was/is … embargoed. It’s going to remain a mystery until he can get the project out in the public how he wants. My friend restored a historic one-of-a-kind car. He has his heart tied into this as well as his financial investment.

My friend rented a video/soundstage production studio here in town and I talked him into hiring their lighting equipment as well. Nothing like a 10X20 F2 Chimera light bank to make me and the car look good

I’m extremely happy with the images we did over the 10 shooting hours. I cannot wait to share them. But for now I’m committed to the embargo on the story. I’ll post the images and the story behind the embargo as soon as I can.

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3 thoughts on “A day of firsts and a mystery shoot.

  1. Art, the car, or what I could see of it, is a beauty!! Remember I “used” to have a 67′ Camaro. For about 25 years plus. I have loved many antique autos since I was in my teens or earlier. Glad you got to dust off the poor lonesome camera.

    Do you still have the fine Mustang??

    Take care & tell Barbara hello for us. I’m still keeping you guys in my mind & in my heart over the loss of Henry. Now, I can say that Mocha is the greatest male doggie in the whole world!!!! He is 12 yrs. old & I have worried about his aging for several years. He’s doing quite well other than having digestive issues which have been remedied by his being on Science Diet WD dry food.

    Darlene

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