Los Angeles: Tyler Gourley

"Photography — that’s how I want to talk", Tyler Gourley confesses. It’s how he communicates.

While growing up, he would fantasize with his father about buying classic cars and fixing them up. Enthralled with drawing cars and all their interesting lines and curves, Gourley originally started taking photographs only as drawing resources. But he discovered that he reveled in finding the key attributes of a subject and featuring them in new and expressive ways, so he put down the pencil and picked up a camera.

His commercial photography career has realised that early love of cars through large, complex shoots for BMW, Volvo, Jeep, Subaru, Lexus and Acura.

"As objects, cars are very beautiful", he says. "What makes a good car photographer is finding the key attributes and the lines... and what really makes that car shine".

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