cars & landscape photography issue 6 Jun 2009Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Chris Sisarich recently completed an epic shoot for Lexus, working with CHI Advertising out of London. His work is being used for the launch of the new 350 and 450h models in the European market. Taking him from Barcelona, Spain, to Queenstown, New Zealand, this latest assignment forms part of a growing trend in his work schedule with an increasing number of European and American clients.
The New Zealand-born photographer has long been a location specialist. His cinematic style and acute sense of light and the environment play a strong hand in his automotive, landscape and lifestyle portfolios.
Along with Lexus Europe, recent clients have included ToyotaAustralia, ToyotaEurope, Tourism Victoria Australia, Air New Zealand, Sony Japan, Skoda Europe and Frito Lay USA.
Conrad Piepenburg loves to experiment in new technical fields. He finds it very exciting to push boundaries and create new images using CGI technology, or to bring movement to static shots with his latest passion for filmmaking.
Featured in this Spotlight is Conrad's first film for BMW.
He loves speed and dynamic motion, a fact reflected throughout his photography. Conrad works internationally for renowned clients across the car industry.
Don Johnston is a highly motivated photographer with a unique eye and ability to capture his passion for action. He has earned a solid reputation for his motion work that blends his love of motor sports and photography, encapsulating the emotion of vehicles and the excitement of performance.
He studied at The Center for Creative Studies and was soon working in automotive photography upon graduation. Before long, Don was shooting national ad campaigns for high profile clients including Cadillac, Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet, Volkswagen and Pontiac.
Today, his body of work has evolved to include remote mountain location shots for Polaris snowmobiles, jet skis in action running through the warm Virgin Island waters for Kawasaki, as well as cruising coastline road shots for Buell and Kawasaki motorcycles. He has done a variety of national motor sports advertising such as race win ads for NASCAR, Indy and 24 Hour Rolex.
Du Ribeiro has over 30 years of experience shooting cars, people, still life, landscape and aerial photography for Brazil's major advertising agencies .
In collaboration with Cameron Image Productions, Du Ribeiro produces photo shoots in the studio or out on external locations worldwide. Cameron Image Productions handles all the location scouting, casting, budgeting and travel arrangements.
His fully equipped Sao Paulo studio extends to over 2000 sq. ft., with facilities including a complete lighting grip, camera system, digital back and digital workstation with a technician and fine art printer.
Günther Raupp is one of the very few elite car photographers working in Europe and The United States. His impressive list of references ranges from Audi to Volkswagen. He shoots on location and at studios worldwide.
Günther also enjoys an international reputation for calendars. It is common knowledge that only the Pirelli and Ferrari calendars have achieved an ultimate cult-status within their target group: Günther has shot all the Ferrari calendars, a total of 25 in a quarter of a century.
His photography has been presented in exhibitions at the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello, Italy, and at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart, Germany. Further exhibitions in Tokyo, Shanghai, San Diego and New York are upcoming.
His book 'Ferrari - 25 Years of Calendar Images', published by teNeues, is completely sold out. 8,000 copies were sold in only 12 weeks. Günther jokes, "Even my photography portfolio is a best seller!"
With his unique shooting style, Günther is one of the leading exponents in the field of international car photography.
A highly experienced location and travel photographer, Ian Aitken was one of the first photographers to be commissioned by Rough Guides. Ian has worked on many travel brochures, guide books and advertising campaigns.
Recently, he has been working closer to home on a project to rebrand a small British seaside resort. The resulting pictures will be exhibited nationally.
Aside from being used to getting up before dawn for his landscape work, Ian is perfectly adept at photographing people. He has some very exciting projects coming up in Portugal, Turkey, Kenya and the UK.
Ian is currently seeking European representation.
René Staud Photography stands for the creation and design of elaborate photographic studio productions and on-location shoots for the transportation industry.
A tight professional team works in conjunction with the company's own studio and in-house post production departments to guarantee maximum flexibility, which in turn facilitates a seamless collaboration between all contributors from initial concept through to the final image.
René Staud also provides purely photography-based solutions.
Richard Freestone is an award-winning photographer and member of The Association of Photographers. He is passionate about producing creative, innovative and inspirational images.
Using the latest high end digital equipment he photographs people and landscapes, often together.
Visit his website for a more comprehensive collection and a PDF download of his portfolios.
Tom Nagy shot the new SAP worldwide campaign in Spain, Singapore, Holland and Germany. A total of ten commercial motifs were shot within four weeks, and the first of these is currently in circulation. Production was handled by Contra Service.
Tom spent two weeks shooting in LA for investment bank State Street SPDR. He shot a total of five commercial motifs for North America. Agency: The Gate worldwide. CGI: RECOM.
This was followed by the realisation of yet another motif for his long-term clients XL Capital. The location was Brazil, next to one of the world's largest dams. In addition, Tom's personal 'Glacier' piece was awarded at the AOP Awards. He also completed shoots in New York and Spain for Swiss Post and Euro RSCG, Zurich.
Following a turbulent first half of the year, the Nagy team is currently working hard on the completion of a 70-page promotional booklet which will soon be sent out to creative people all over the world. Email for more information.