Teymur Visuals x BMW R nineT x Heldth

I don’t know if you know this feeling. Maybe it is something extremely gear head specific, but there is something to be driving alone in a car or on a bike in the middle of the night. No specific destination in mind. Rollin’ as the kids used to say. Since even before I had my license (psssssssst), I enjoyed cruising through the streets and out of the city on country roads to clear my head. No matter if I was depressed because of a girl or being stuck trying to finish a paper or anything in between. Of course it…

Mercedes-Benz Instagram Shootout – I need you!

The night is over and we had a blast. Always great to be put into these situations that are just different. We produced some fantastic photos and got some fantastic responses. Thanks to those who supported me with their likes already and all the shout outs. In case you missed it or didn’t have time to head over to the Mercedes-Benz Instagram account I have embedded all my photos below. I appreciate it a lot and if you like keep on sharing this post.

A Night on the IAA – Mercedes-Benz Instagram Shootout

Some of you will remember the fantastic night that some assorted car bloggers and I spent in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart back in August 2012. For those who have I have put together a collection of photos and the video below or just follow the first link.  For this coming sunday night they have come up with a bit different approach! Me and three other photographers will have the whole Mercedes-Benz “booth” on the IAA in Frankfurt to ourselves. Not only that, but we will have a Shootout between the four of us. Between 7pm on sunday and 7am…

Model Photography – Cassidy Rose and Frollein Miez

It was a very spontaneous shoot, only took about two hours and we had a lot of fun. It was Cassidys birthday, the weather was fantastic too and went down to the Rhine as the ladies had some swimwear the wanted to be shot in. I normally am very well prepared, especially equipment wise… well… lets say I ended up with some completely wet pants. Really pleased with the results though and hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Spontaneous people FTW!!! If you want to see more of Cassidy Rose and Frollein Miez, just follow the links….

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!

Event Photography – Schloss Dyck with Ford Germany

Ford Germany was so kind to invite me to this years Schloss Dyck classic car Event, which some compare directly to Goodwoods Festival of Speed. To put a beautiful red cherry on top, we met at the Ford Classic garage and were allowed to pick a car from the fantastic collection to drive to Schloss Dyck from the Cologne Plant. The weather was fantastic, the roads free and the place full of fantastic cars. And people. And cars… and even more people. And more cars. As nice as it is to be there and see all those cars and enjoy…

Event Photography – Tanner Foust at Ford HQ

The Name Tanner Foust will ring a bell with most gear heads, videos of his Stunts will ring a lot more bells even and then there is Top Gear USA! ‘nough said! I can’t really remember the first time I heard the Name Tanner Foust or seen him race or do a crazy stunt but certainly was some time before I started following Ken Blocks craziness, who I for the first time really was aware of, a little before Gymkhana 1, so go figure. So when after the last Ford Event I was asked if I wanted join an internal…

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…

LeWeb Paris 2012 – Speakers Gallery

Another overdue post, but you know how these things go. The full Speakers Gallery of LeWeb Paris 2012 and some BTS shots by my friend Luca. We had a blast in Paris as always and it was a good challenge to find a balance between the needs of he organisers and trying to get a nice and fresh look. Obviously we couldn’t go completely crazy, but I think we did a great job. Also, if you missed it check out the Instax Gallery and the other LeWeb posts. Have a great week everyone and cheerio. Teymur.                 …

#mbrt13 – the video

It has been a while since we got back from this fantastic road trip and yes it took me a very long time to finish this video, but it’s finally here and I hope you will enjoy our little trip down memory lane. I could jump into the car right away and do another few thousand miles that way. enjoy and have a great week people! Lots of great stuff lined up to be posted and shot in the coming days and weeks. and for all my other #mbrt13 posts, just follow the link. Teymur. #mbrt13 movie from Teymur on…

Car Photography – Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

And here we are with the last part of our trip to the Paul Ricard Raceway in France. The following text is again written by the fantastic Mr. Fabian Mechtel and make sure to check out the SLS AMG Electric Drive Post if you haven’t yet. Also for my German speaking friends check out our post over at Evocars Magazin. Enjoy and have a great weekend and actually I have a little something for you SLS fans coming real soon too that I completely forgot about. So let’s get started. Well, 571PS certainly are not enough. And the looks of…

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…

Car Photography – Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

A few weeks ago I was invited to a fantastic and exclusive Mercedes-Benz Event at the Paul Ricard Racetrack in France. It was day of great fun, lots of work and two of my most favorite things in the world, Driving great cars on a racetrack and shooting photos and videos of great cars on a racetrack! I will not go into detail here too much as you can read all about the first car over at Cool Hunting. So make sure to head over there! The fantastic Mr. Fabian Mechtel was kind enough to write for me and help…

Model Photography – Joyce – good bye (slightly NSFW)

Some shoots really give you a lot of opportunities to shoot a lot of different styles and so on, but it also lets you discover new techniques, materials you can use for a variety of things, like backgrounds, gobos etc. In this case I fell in love with the concrete wall in the room as a backdrop. So calm, still not bland and so many ways to play with it. So I chose the wall as a backdrop for the next photos, a three light set up, shaped as a triangle slightly turned towards Joyce, a variable ND filter and…

Model Photography – Joyce

And we are getting close to the last set of my shoot with Joyce in Paris. After the red something more plain and simple. Its nice to challenge yourself with restrictions like only using one specific lens, not using the artificial light or just using artificial light or just limit your location and try to get the most out of it. You can use textures, shapes, colors, perspective, props and so much more. And I think post production is also a good way to spice it up. I never have been a huge fan of photoshopping your photos to death,…

Model Photography – Joyce in the corner

We are still in the same room, with the same model, we only have a different lens, perspective and lighting. We had to try a few things out till we got here, but that is also always part of the fun, the improvisation. As before, Luca has a great behind the scenes look of the shoot in his blog post, so check it out.    

MixedBag – Vienna Edition

So on Saturday we did a little test shoot and I actually just tried one setup really, but I got some interesting results. I used two strip lights coming from top and and to the sides down on our very kind model Mo, plus one flash coming from the front with a gridded snoot.at some point I took the grid away and replaced it with two strips of gaffers tape and these are the results you see. Really sweet as I think. though the right one didn’t find as much approval as for example the left one, though I like…

Model Photography – Joyce – slightly NSFW

Joyce and I obviously shot more than one set. And sometimes lighting gets as easy as a on-flashhead reflector with a grid. The hotel room was so tiny and full of gear, baggage and three people that actually anything much more elaborate would have become much more complicated. Luca provided some more of his beautiful behind the scenes shot also on his blog, so make sure to check out his point of view and more of the BTS photos. So hopefully you’ll enjoy these too and have a great weekend. Teymur.  

LeWeb 2012 – The Instax Gallery

Long overdue, but with all the stuff going on it just wasn’t the right time. So here at last the photos of the mighty Fuji Instax. You think I am going a bit too far with that, but let me tell you, I fell in love with my two Instax cameras and I really think they are a must have for every camera and photo interested person. I think I would mostly recommend the Instax Mini, just because it is easier to handle. I will write a little review about both cameras soon too, and there will be more photos…

travel photograpy – vienna – day 3 – band practice

On day three Luca took me to band practice. What a fun jam. Way too loud, but lots of fun for sure. The photos are griddy, noisy and I think fit perfectly for the occasion, so enjoy!! Teymur.