It’s not every day that you get to see something as rare and expensive as a Porsche 918. It’s even more rare that you’ll see both the brand new Porsche GT3RS in Lava Orange and the incredible ‘re-imagined’ Singer Vehicle Design Porsche 911. In my photography-oriented mind, when all three of these cars come together, it has to be two things: one, photographed and two, on a remote airstrip at dusk. Check and check! Let’s roll.
I am Josh Hway (Dynamic Photowerks) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I photograph cars. I have the pleasure of working with many Midwest-based companies looking for unique photography, or in this case, working on a personal project with a private client and good friend.
Despite the large amount of legwork it took to put together, it undoubtedly became one of my favorite experiences in my career thus far. The location for the shoot was a remote airstrip here in Minnesota. Thankfully, we had the whole place to ourselves, if you don’t count the mosquitoes.
Being on location with one of the world’s biggest Singer fans/owners, I focused on this beauty from California as the primary subject for this shoot. Luckily, however, I had the opportunity to capture all three as the sun dipped below the horizon. Each car is uniquely special. The Singer introduced to the industry a perfect blend of modern tech and old school bones. The 918 is special for… well, how isn’t it special? Finally, the GT3RS just may be the most aggressive track car Porsche has ever made. Being with these three rides under the wide open sky as the sun set over an empty runway was magic – pure magic!
To some, having one of these cars is a dream. Owning all three classifies you has CARonically insane. One local Minnesotan who also happens to be a serious car-guy and a genuine human being can be classified as such. He has given “Minnesota Nice” a new meaning after having let me drive his Singer at the end of the night.
Singer Vehicle Design is a small firm in California, but they are leaving a mark in the industry quickly and indefinitely. This particular Singer 911 is the #27 Minnesota car. It also happens to share a garage space with the Dubai car — the blue and orange one that got all of the press — and I hear a new Targa Singer is in the works. Remember that I mentioned I was with one of Singer’s biggest fans? Yeah.
After the dust settled, it was dark, we were tired and it was time to go home. The end of the night didn’t come without few full-throttle rips down the strip, though. Perfect evening. Now, what to do next week?
After the dust settled, it was dark, we were tired, and it was time to go home. The end of the night didn’t come without few full-throttle rips down the strip, though. Perfect evening. Now, what to do next week?