I’m now entering my tenth month with crankandpiston, and it’s a pretty cool place to work. We’re never sure what multi-horse powered supercar or classic muscle car is going to roll into the garage next, so as a car lover I’m in my element! And having spent years working hard creating a look for my photography, of which I’m very proud, the opportunity to showcase them here is just awesome!
Recently though the guys at the office asked me a question that caught me off-guard: ‘which has been your favourite crankandpiston shoot?’ That’s difficult to answer, since there are quite a few I have a soft spot for. You guys have probably already seen the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Jaguar XFR pieces, and the Dubai 24hrs video. Choosing just one of them is difficult, but perhaps I’ll have an answer for you guys some day.
One shoot in particular did spring to mind though, and that was the time we shot the 45th Anniversary Edition Chevrolet Camaro SS alongside the then-crankandpiston Management Fleet Camaro SS convertible. Unfortunately these images got put on the backburner, and never made it to the site proper. But it’s a set I really want to share with you.
This shoot was done a few months ago, and at the time, things were ridiculously busy in the office. So much so that we actually took these photos on a Saturday afternoon, although this proved to be an accidental bonus. For the Camaros, I wanted a backdrop that was very rugged and uncomplicated. Something that in itself was outstanding but which at the same time epitomised what the cars stood for.