Friday, April 17, 2009

Another shot

This is also a recent shot made for Mazda, the beloved roadster which perhaps help jumped start the popular trend in recent years, the 2009 new model, a MX-5 Convertible.
Trying not to settle with the usual car editorial shoot with models, I went on using the studio flash to fill the model, with the head lamp of the car to pain the legs of the lovely model, Martina.
The picture was taken using a Phase One P45+ mounted on Contax, with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 45-90/4.5 setting on 90mm for this capture. One of the challenge for this production was to find a model with the personality to match the car, and of course the right frame of body that can portrait the car in just right proportion, so the car shows its compactness while not looking too small to host the buyers of all body sizes. Martina did a good job in this one, I have her pose in the way she looks sporty, and of course needs to be sexy at the same time, not too fragile, but gives a bit feels of lightness where she is supporting her body using just fingers. I timed the exposure to just enough to pain a lovely highlight on her leg, as well as allow the beautiful Zeiss optics to record the brilliance of the head lamp.