Ms. Kim Leuenberger is a young Swiss photographer who is studying at the University of the Arts, London. She loves all things vintage and classic, "because they had a life and want to tell you their stories, and that's what I want to transmit with my pictures, I want them to tell a story." Additionally, she loves traveling, moving around, and discovering new places as well as adventure! Her project "Traveling Cars Adventure" began almost unintentionally and resulted in a career change.
Q: How did you first come up with the idea for this project?
A: I think it was about 3 or 4 years ago, I had just turned nineteen and received my own DSLR for my birthday. It was a sunny Sunday in Spring and I wanted to try it out properly, so I went in the garden with all the toys and decorations I could find in my room. The first picture of the series was one of a blue minivan and a paddington bear, I posted it on Instagram and the reaction was so great that I started taking the minivan everywhere with me to take pictures of it, then I started buying different models, a red Vespa in Tuscany, and shortly after a yellow Beetle in Catalunya!
Q: What's your strategy for coming up with a good shot composition/story?
A: Well, it has changed over the years but if I want to take a photograph with my camera, I'll mostly take it from the ground and with a really big aperture. I like to play with reflection and landscapes and to put the subject in a place where it could maybe still move but is kind of stuck too! Now, I started taking pictures of the traveling cars with my iPhone and as the aperture doesn't give me the chance to have such a big blur, I go more for recognizable places and have it in a sense of motion.