Behind the scenes video from the Audi R8GT photoshoot.
About 12 months ago someone in the know happened to mentioned the possibility of using the New Victoria Park Tunnel as a location for a car photoshoot. Now when an offer like that comes your way, you just have to make it happen. With LOTS of emails and tight deadlines I managed to get a proposed date for the shoot, all I needed now was a super car and the best car photography rig that money can buy. Fiona from Audi NZ was awesome, she had a new Audi R8 GT brought up from Wellington especially for the shoot. As there are only 333 of these in world and only 2 reaching the shores of New Zealand I was pretty stoked. The car photography rig that I wanted to use was built and is operated by a very clever man called Olaf, his company “move n shoot” has been involved in many car shoots all over the world for most of the car manufactures. This shoot was originally planned as a portfolio piece for Kaptured but once I told Cameron from Top Gear NZ about my cunning plan he was keen to run the story as a “behind the scenes” article (Click here to view).
Simon shooting a time-lapse for the “Behind the scenes” movie.
The aim with all my photography is to create well polished but realistic images. I must admit we did go to town on one of these shots (as you can see from the notes on the raw image). They are very much a calibration between Mark and myself, in the end I feel we found a happy medium. Stunning car shots that still retains a sense realism.
Thanks to everyone that was involved in the shoot :
Mark Cornellison - Post production
Simon Waterhouse - Assistant & BTS Video & Images
Andrew Bright - Assistant & BTS images
Olaf Jablonski – Move N Shoot
Darren Utting – Victoria Park Alliance
Fiona Wooley - Audi NZ
Chris Tudehope - Apix Photography
Cameron Officer – Top Gear NZ