Alex Howe London

"Amid the mayhem and between lockdowns, 2020 gave rise to some pretty nice projects for clients including Ferrari, McLaren, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Lotus and Toyota among others.

I’m very much looking forward to continuing the journey in 2021 and beyond. Wishing you all the best."

Alex is on Instagram. Represented by Morgan Lockyer.

Anatol Gottfried Barcelona - Berlin

One of the last projects of the past year Anatol realised in Berlin with The New Aero. The Swedish / German start-up is developing aerodynamic Tesla rims, creating a wheel that is in perfect harmony with the engineering and design of the car. The creators wanted the wheel Tesla never made. A wheel with good design, better handling and less energy consumption.

Automotive lifestyle expert Anatol creates this eclectic series in the urban setting of the German capital, emphasising on the high standard of design combined with progressive vision.

Right now he is available in Barcelona and throughout Europe ready with his team to rock your production. Among Anatol´s clients you will find Audi, Cupra, Mercedes-Benz, Seat and Volvo. For more work please check his website and follow him on Instagram.

Anton Watts London - Los Angeles

Since our last Cars and Landscape Spotlight in September, photographer, director and content creator Anton Watts has delivered multiple projects, with an obvious emphasis on CGI during the lockdown months we all found ourselves in.

First up was a CGI campaign with Team One for the Lexus ISF, followed by two CGI shoots with Saatchi for Toyota in San Francisco and Downtown LA. Anton also shot the new Acura MDX with Mullen in Lake Tahoe, and the Genesis GV80 with Innocean. Additionally with Innocean, Anton shot the stills campaign and directed the launch film for the all new 2021 Hyundai Tucson.

Anton finished the year with two more Code Red projects, again shooting stills and directing four films. These are currently embargoed, but will be shown in the next Spotlight.

Follow Anton on InstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

Anton is represented in London by Catherine Collins. Follow Catherine on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Arnaud Taquet Paris

Arnaud Taquet is an automotive commercial photographer and test driver. A true petrolhead, when he's not daydreaming he's either driving or shooting cars and lifestyle for productions throughout Europe and around the world.

Clients include VW Group (Audi, Cupra, SEAT), Daimler / Mercedes-Benz, Pagani, BMW ALPINA, Renault, Toyota / Lexus, McLaren Automotive and agencies TeamOne Los Angeles, DDB, Publicis (Prodigious), CREAM WeAreSocial and more.

Represented by The Hounds Group Ashton Rodgers Texas

A Washington native who calls Texas home, Ashton Rodgers is a commercial automotive and lifestyle photographer who always brings a distinct sense of adventure and excitement to his work. His images consistently leave you with the urge to pack a backpack, get behind the wheel of a truck, and get your hands dirty.  

Featured in this Spotlight are a series of images that do just that - a Toyota Tacoma kicking up the Texas dust, the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend, a Range Rover Sport rambling through the Coachella Valley, the green cliffs of the Napali coast in Kauai, a Subaru Accent cruising through the Pacific Northwest, the Superstition Mountains in Arizona, and RAM Truck’s night-package editions crawling through urban Dallas. 

Ashton has also had the pleasure of shooting campaigns for brands such as Bridgestone, Chrysler, Goodyear, Google, Hard Rock Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Legoland, Nationwide Insurance, Ram Trucks, Toyota, Vistaprint, and more. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Lürzer's International Archive, and Photo District News.

Ashton is represented by The Hounds Group in the US - visit his website, and follow him on Instagram for more.

David Masemore Los Angeles

David closed out 2020 highlighting the Subaru Legacy 3.6R in Raleigh, NC. The goal of the campaign was to naturally showcase the vehicle in an urban setting. Faced with a tight deadline and Covid related logistical challenges, David was able to effectively coordinate a small team to produce both images and motion in record time.

Additional images presented in this Spotlight issue include automotive-lifestyle work of the Honda Civic in Long Beach, CA, Tesla Model X in San Diego, CA, IMSA Motorsports highlights from Road Atlanta, BMW M5 in Downtown LA, and a collection of Porsche images utilising different lighting attributes. 

A true lover of cars and the humanistic interaction between people and the automobile, David strives to push boundaries and is always thinking ahead. No matter the challenges, David and his team are here to deliver going into 2021! You can view more of David’s work on his website.

Easton Chang Los Angeles

With remote client direction as a new priority since 2020, Easton Chang has been able to resume stills and motion production nationwide and abroad. With shoots recently for Lamborghini, Ducati, Gumtree and Mercedes-Benz, adapting to the ever changing environment and restrictions.

Easton continues to utilise the top tier producers in Australia, one of the safest and most secure regions to produce content in the world during Covid.


"Exit 63 is a full service production company serving all of the United States. Based on the west coast, we call Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Portland, OR our home.

We provide both photo production and video production to the top tier companies you know and love. From start to finish, we’re here to offer you a seamless production. 

We provide scouting, casting, location management and on set production. With 20 years of production experience you can rest assured your production is in great hands with us."

Harniman London

"The current climate and restrictions have created situations that inspired a new form of creativity, and ironically, elevated our work. The smaller the box you are put in, the more inventive you have to be to think outside of it, seeing and capturing things in new ways and from different perspectives. 

With that, as a new and potentially more optimistic year dawns on us, we’re eager to share latest projects with you: a fun, dynamic mixture of work with great teams from various agencies and production companies, always for exciting brands and always with forward motion in mind. 

Highlights from Ford, Maserati and Rolls-Royce.

Take a look at what we’ve been up to and join the conversation with us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Get an insight behind the scenes on the regular blog."

Jan Steinhilber Hamburg

Jan Steinhilber has just recently launched his new website. Besides a colourful new design it features a whole lot of new work.

Here he is showing two personal series produced in 2020 - despite the lockdown he maintained a positive attitude and energy.

Jan is represented in France by Muriel Moreau and in the UK by Horton Stephens. In Germany he can be booked directly.

Jeff Ludes Los Angeles

Under new safety protocols, Jeff and his team shot successfully throughout the remainder of 2020. One of the first big shoots to put new safety measures in place was Jeff’s project for the Hyundai Elantra, shot over eight days in the LA area. With a mix of agency and clients both on-set and viewing remotely, the team shot a wide variety of images, with real-life couples as talent.  

Below the California desert skies and into the night, Jeff shot with the Acura team, for a special edition of their NSX supercar.  Once the shot list was all checked off, Jeff pushed a bit further, coming home with some dramatic bonus shots that weren’t expected at the outset, but turned out to be the highlights of the project.

But the most remote project lately was Jeff’s personal shoot of a classic 911 Turbo, speeding across a snow-covered Jackson Hole. With the vehicle being produced in CGI by Mainworks in Germany, it was a great way to welcome the winter, and now to kick off 2021!

John Murphy Nashville

John Murphy is a professional automotive and adventure travel photographer based in Nashville, TN. John is a true artist, masterfully mixing exceptional lighting and motion techniques that result in mind-blowing automotive portraits. His work has successfully launched some of the largest automotive brands in North America. John brings a life-long love for cars and more than 20 years in automotive industry experience to every project. His work combines elements of film, photography, and visual effects to deliver timeless imagery that is sure to ignite the consumer’s innate desire for the next hot car.

Work in automotive photography has led John across the country creating advertising and editorial imagery for manufacturers, advertising agencies, and other car organisations. John is the consummate professional, with proven expertise orchestrating complicated projects. He has produced arresting imagery of top-secret automotive prototypes in some of the most stunning outdoor locations in the North America. John also enjoys high production value studio shoots, that enable him to leverage his unparalleled technical automotive lighting expertise.

John offers the full package from initial prep for the shoot to full post-production on the images and everything in between. 

If you would like to commission work with John for your next project, you can contact him through the "Contact Us" page on this website or email him directly.

Lukasz Krotkiewicz Frankfurt

Average is boring. Lukasz is always looking for new trends and he adopts them in photography. His style is unmistakable. Due to his high quality standards, the work always looks perfect. Thanks to many years of experience, he can work wonderfully with other teams or do the jobs independently, which many customers confirm and appreciate.

Today he presents a dark series. Here he worked with flash lights, he used sharp shadow edges and highlights to represent vehicles more vividly. The work was done exclusively for private customers.

Marius Krutschke Frankfurt

Marius Krutschke is a German Frankfurt-based photographer, specialising in automotive and in industrial photography. 

He really loves to shoot people in their professional environment, as well showing cars in natural ambient light. In this Showcase he presents some of his work from the past year, he was producing with his small team under the necessary conditions during the pandemic. He also did some tests in black and white with an infrared filter.

Check out and follow his Instagram and have a look at his website.

Represented by The Hounds Group Matthew Jones Los Angeles

If you’ve ever met Matthew Jones, a key personality trait that sticks out is that he’s always brainstorming and devising when it comes to his work.

In recent months, his projects include: collaborating with Recom Farmhouse to capture Toyota’s 2021 Highlander for Saatchi & Saatchi through the use of CGI, travelling to France for an 11-day project photographing as well as rebranding Dacia’s new Sandero for Publicis Conseil, winning first place in commercial photography in the Photo Annual awards, and a variety of personal projects that he continues to work on while maintaining strict Covid production regulations.

Additionally, Matthew has acquired representation in Germany with Kai Tietz and given his website a progressive yet editorial facelift for the new year.

As always, Matthew continues to push the boundaries within his work. With his undeniably edgy aesthetic and strong eye for fashion, Matthew will without a doubt be a provocateur within the automotive industry.

Michael Piroon Bangkok

"Hello world, my name is Michael V Piroon.

I picked up my first camera a little over three years ago and quickly grew into loving the limitless possibilities of the visuals we can create. My other passion since I can remember being here on earth has been cars, so I've put the two together and quickly found my own lane is sports cars and RGB light painting technique. 

What started as a hobby has turned into a full time career, but now instead of creating visuals for customers, I'm creating art. I love where it has taken me and I'm excited to take it even further than I've imagined. There's so much I want to create and I'm ready to work on any car related project with any brand, anywhere around the world."

Mike Cutler New York - Vermont

"Happy New Year!  

2020 was a challenging year, but I managed to create some personal work with Aston Martin and travel to film the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.  There I helped film a three part documentary that is now streaming on Motor Trend!  

I hope 2021 is successful for all of us. I’m ready and willing to work with you!"


Sebastien has a very large international experience in editorial, lifestyle and commercial car photography. He has been living in Spain for many years and is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Very organised and efficient while operating with a limited crew, he can provide camera live feed video calls for perfect communication with anyone working remotely on a given project.

2019 Car and Landscape Spotlight Award winner, he integrates video footage, CGI, studio and backplates techniques in his work to make your projects come to life in the most friendly and straight forward manner.

Sebastien has worked for Porsche, Renault, Cupra, Lexus, Toyota, Nissan and McLaren.

Sebastienʼs work is represented by Vertical Reps in the USA, Cute NYC in Italy, Valentina's Factory in Spain and Patron globally.

Toshi Oku Los Angeles

"I was born and raised in Japan and trained as a photographer in the US. Due to this unique experience, my work is influenced by a strong Japanese aesthetic and Western art; it ranges from beautiful automotive shots to lifestyle storytelling images. I have production teams that support both stills and videos throughout the world.    

We deliver not only outstanding beautiful images but our experience and creativity to solve problems. I believe a big part of a successful production is the ability to adapt to the ever changing world and to provide a seamless experience to our clients as well as delivering images that are beyond expectations."