I recently had the chance to shoot this ad for the beloved show “Overhaulin’”. In general, I absolutely love TV gigs. There’s always an enormous amount of pressure and you always get to meet fascinating people in completely different fields. I know absolutely nothing about cars but I truly related to Chip Foose as an artist. The way he talked about designing cars all sounded very familiar. The man is an absolute genius. I also had a blast with Chris and Jessi. We shot some old-school pinup style shots of Jessi that are by far my favorite images from the shoot. Sadly, they haven’t been released yet so I can’t show them. Hopefully soon though. This whole crew was really laid back and very easy and fun to work with.
Here’s some random thoughts on the image…
We had a hose nearby to keep the ground wet. The reflections of the headlights on the pavement was a needed touch. We also used a fog machine to create the mood and light rays around the headlights. The group was lit with a 5-foot Profoto Octabank. Then we had a Profoto beauty dish lighting the garage door above them with a grid on it. Nothing too crazy. This shot didn’t call for craziness. Lastly, we had a light inside the garage to give some detail behind the car.
love what u're doing. u inspire me alot.which we could meet one day, cos my dream is to fashion and celebraty photography
Any gels used? There's a greenish hue going on in the image, but that could have been in the post processing. Such a perfect shot!
Did you use any gels on the lights? It looks like in garage there is a blue tint and their faces seem to have a very nice warmth to them.
BTW, there is a light stripe on the right side of the hood, any setup for this or it just came from another source (of yours or ambience)?