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four wheel sculpture

By Aldo Panzieri
As a younger man, I was lucky enough to work for the two biggest car photographers in the world. Micky McGuire, and Gil Smith. Micky actually is the biggest car photographer in the world. At seven feet two inches he towers over every one else at a car shoot. His presence can be intimidating. He has a quick temper, and it keeps his employees hopping. I'm proud to say that he never had to raise his voice to me. As soon as he asked for somthing, there was a whooshing noise as the air filled the hole where I had just been. Today, car photographer have a lot of ready made equiptment to shoot cars. Airbanks are inflatable diffued lighting sources that give running highlights on the well polished cars. At that time, all large lights were custom made costing ten to twenty thousand dollars. At todays prices they would have cost at least fifty thousand dollars.

Diffused daylight was also used. the fifteen minutes of light after the sunset was known back then as "Kodachrome light" because of the rich saturation of the colors. This car shot uses the soft light coming through very large windows in a parking structure. The bars in the window created an interesting effect to the shot.

Tags: Transport An example of car lighting

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ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 7:01AM
Very nice work great use of light...
You do show the lines so well here....
You should have a look at the new F type Jag...
That has some magical lines...

Dave

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moiral 6 12 Scotland
5 Nov 2012 7:31AM
Like this shot very much Aldo. Good lines on the highly polished car. You could draw your own lines in the mud on my car Grin. Moira
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:56AM
Fascinating detail both written and photographed. A master's shot.
Bill
Bonvilston 5 61 8 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 2:46PM
definitely a work of art. I lov taking shots of cars, but this is well out of my league...Peter...Sad
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
10 Nov 2012 4:51PM
Nice lines

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