Article and images provided by Mats Bulter Photography
Years ago, I started my automotive photography career as a car spotter. Cars have been my biggest passion since I was young and I decided, as I grew older, to become a car photographer. Over the years, my passion for automotive photography became more serious. I upgraded my equipment from a compact camera to a huge camera, my product from amateur photos to more serious pictures. After a while, it progressed from spotting to photo shoots.
To this day, doing a photo shoot remains one of my favorite things. The freedom you have is fantastic. You can take pictures that you want, and the area you choose will be perfect most of the time. It’s wonderful to look at where you started and compare those past moments to where you are now. This growth is something that should be cherished, and I most definitely do.
Everyone knows that a big moment in their photography career highlights is there to be surpassed. This year, I exceeded my highlight from last year (Pagani Huayra spot) with a Maserati MC12. But, within a week, I surpassed the MC12 with a photo shoot of three hypercars: a LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.
After months of preparation and contact I managed to get these three powerful cars together for the latest highlight in my automotive photography career. Each car is a beauty in itself- the attention to detail, each design-line filled with purpose, the sound of their engines and their overall appearance.
Upon arrival, I had to take a moment to just stop, sit down and stare. These three are from one owner, yet these are not even close to all of his cars. Inside were a lot of beautiful vehicles, ranging from a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead, to a Lamborghini LP 670-4 Super Veloce. After having walked a lap around his collection, I got the three keys to the respective cars I was shooting.
“Put them where ever you wish,” I was told by the owner. This is something you would not wait to be said again. Immediately, and with major caution, I started moving them into prime positions for shooting. In between moving them, I stopped to just look around and see how lucky I was. Unfortunately, I did not have the whole day with the cars, so I had to shoot fast.
I started off photographing the cars together as a trio, and then moved on to shooting them individually. After a while, it was time to go and I had to part ways with three of the world’s most incredible cars. When I arrived at home, I instantly started to look at the pictures and began editing them right away. I really like the end result of this shoot and I hope you guys will as well. Enjoy!
(Source: Mats Bulters Photography)