Cadillac CTS-V at Lake Mead

Taking this best from LA to Vegas and back was so much fun. Such a cool car. I wish we had more time with it, but the time we had I think we used well. and going to Lake Mead and get a couple of shots after or before visiting Hoover Dam. The weather didn’t really give me the mood I was looking for that day, so black and white was the best option I felt. Well still feel. High Contrast, not really interested in showing too much detail besides the car. Even though it is there. This was shot…

Porsche Transaxle panoramas – plus a special guest

If you remember me and my buddies Johannes and Fabian spend two days down in Stuttgart at the Porsche Museum and had the unique opportunity to get in the so called “Holy Halls” of Porsche a special feature. I have the video embedded below. It is in german though, still worth a watch for some stuff you certainly have never seen before. As for the panoramic shots of the Porsches, the location just inspired the whole thing to be honest. Also there are a lot more photos coming soon! I promise. Enjoy for now and say safe everyone. Teymur.

Car Photography – Ferrari FF rough ‘n tough

In a perfect world the Ferrari FF would be the perfect photographers car. My workhorse. It seats four-ish people if it has to and has a quite big boot. It is very fast and gives the people sitting in the front seats a lot of space in its luxurious cockpit. I can tell that you can tell that I am a big fan of the FF. Also from its looks it is the most beautiful modern Ferrari so far. I shot this series of photos on one of the evenings of Photokina last year and I had a quite specific…

Mercedes-Benz Instagram Shootout NYC / LA

MBShootout NYC / LA The Mercedes-Benz Instagram Shootout in New York and Los Angeles was a fantastic experience, it was the longest of all the Shootouts so far and took place in two cities. New York City and Los Angeles. Our New York Team consisted of Mario-Roman Lambrecht, Joseph Linaschke, our local Andrew Link and me. In LA it was Mario, Joseph and me again plus our locals Royce Rumsey, Richard Thompson and Zach Benge. I cannot say it often enough how honored and thankful I am to have worked with this extremely talented and kind group of people. What…

Car Photography – Bentley Continental GT Speed

Who doesn’t love the Continental GT? Well… there are enough people out there, but I have always loved it bulky, bulldog exterior. Though it is more like Batmans Tumbler. Just from the size to performance ratio. just feeling wise. The interior on the other hand was so much nicer in the pre-VW days. So much nicer! Anyways. The driver that brought the car was quite a bit late and we already only had one day to shoot, so we ended up with a few hours only, but I am very happy with the results.

Car Photography – Smart FourJoy Showcar

I had the pleasure of spending some time with the new Smart concept- / showcar. A lot of nice touches and ideas. Not much I can tell you, just have a look and feast your eyes. Started up with some regular shots in the studio… did a little Brenizer-ing in the middle and with the help of Kai finished off with some strobe work. Also make sure to check out Kais post over at Heldth!

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

This time it was Toronto and we had the pleasure of driving the new S-Class. Our HQ was a beautiful Hotel in the middle of Toronto, an absolutely fabulous location and hotel to get to know the city a little bit and roam the streets for locations to shoot and test the car. Also the fantastic dinner on our first night with some very special entertainment by Matt Dusk just pumped us up to the right level. Matt dusk is a real entertainer. I just wished we had clubs like this still around. You know like in the old days,…

Car Photography – Jaguar F-Type

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of giving the brand spanking new Jaguar F-Type a spin. Jaguar Germany had invited us to a small airport out in the countryside. We got the chance to drive the car on a handling course with some instructors first and then enjoy the fantastic road in the area. As always, I am no car tester, but a car enthusiast so I will keep it very simple. This car is a lot of fun! And an absolute beauty! On top of that the sound this car produces is just completely crazy. No matter if its…

Car Photography – Mercedes-Benz CLA

Photos: Me. Text: Fabian Mechtel Mercedes shrinked the CLS. And as more good news they added a some curves, bulges and lots of chrome. As a result the – so called – CLA is even better looking than ist bigger brother. Even if the back is again not particularly good looking. But there will be a Shooting Brake version of the CLA, so that will be fixed too. Despite that issue the guys at Mercedes are very excited about their new model. Not only because of the style, but because of its sportiness. Even if the CLA is based on…