Earlier this year I had the opportunity to photograph a Jaguar for RM Auctions and now I have had a chance to work for another major auction company, Mecum Auctions. I went to Lakeland to photograph two Corvettes for the upcoming auction in Kissimmee, Florida. The owner and builder of this custom GTP Corvette were friendly guys who even helped me out by keeping my light stand upright in the surprisingly breezy and chilly morning!
The interior of this car looked as radical as the exterior with its sweeping red bucket seats that could not have been more than six inches off the ground! I used a couple of speedlights to illuminate all the features of the custom built Corvette.
One of the guys said the car looked like a Transformer with the hood, scissor doors and engine cover all fully open.
The exhaust sounds brutal when the car starts up. I cannot imagine what it sounds like when driving and revving that engine close to its redline!
This was the first time all year I had to don a jacket! Lakeland is a good ways inland from St. Petersburg where living right next to the water keeps things a few degrees warmer. The guys are working on several new projects which I hope I will have the chance to photograph when they are complete. Good luck to them at the Mecum Auction!