I was recently contacted by a well known automobile auction company, RM Auctions, to photograph a car that would be going to auction soon. After coming to contractual terms, they sent me the owner's information. I had never shot anything for an auction company, so I was very excited for this opportunity. I setup a time to photograph the car at the owner's home and it wasn't until I spoke to the owner that I found out what car I was shooting. When I arrived, this stunning Ferrari 599 GTO was sitting outside.
The car was an absolute beautiful spec of a Ferrari 599 GTO. I went through my checklist and made sure I had photographed the car at the required angles, both outside and inside. The owner was unable to take the car off his property, so I had to get creative with a few of the shots.
The owner also mentioned his Ferrari collection to me, and was kind enough to share it with me. And man, what a collection! We spoke cars for a bit and he asked for some assistance acquiring another car for his collection so we remain in touch.
This car will be going to auction on June 24th, 2017 in Santa Monica, Ca. Here is the final catalog that contains my images.
More info on the car is available online here:
And my full set of the photoshoot is available here:
Overall, it was a great experience! I got paid to photograph a gorgeous Ferrari, saw an amazing car collection, and made a friend. I hope to be able to shoot another car for them in the future.