Journal: Can You Recognize Your Favorite Classics From Above?

Can You Recognize Your Favorite Classics From Above?

By Michael Banovsky
August 17, 2016

Photography by Petra Sagnak

Sometimes, photographers are given the right environment in which to flourish. So when Petra Sagnak reached out with a few examples of her work, we immediately realized why she’s able to capture such incredible images: photography has always been around.

Sagnak’s father and grandfather were photographers, and that familiarity with the medium is not dissimilar with how fellow photographer Jeff Zwart’s father helped to fuel his passion for cars. It’s been reported that from a young age, she was captivated by the idea of what stories film could helped tell. Professionally, it means she’s won the coveted Bruno Boni Award four times in a row as the best international photographer at the Mille Miglia, an honor that stands among many others.

Here, she’s grouped for us a number of overhead shots taken at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix held at the Nürburgring. I must say, those Jaguars are looking pretty sultry…which classic do you think looks best from overhead?

If you’d like to follow Sagnak’s work or get in touch for a booking, you can do so on Instagram, at Facebook, or on her website

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1 year ago

Exquisite photographs! I think I’ve sorted out the entirety of the vehicles yet can’t put the white vehicle with the wide blue stripe.

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purushottam jha(@purushottam_jha)
4 years ago

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Michael Hainey
Michael Hainey(@lukewarmwater)
5 years ago

Another great profile from above

James Toal
James Toal(@jamestoal)
5 years ago

That little bare aluminium Lotus is so honest; every rivet, weld, repair and hammer mark is visible. History there for all to see!

Josh Lederer
Josh Lederer(@joshl)
5 years ago

Lovely photos! I think I’ve figured out all of the cars but can’t place the white car with the wide blue stripe. Anyone out there know what it is?

Ben Hill
Ben Hill
4 years ago
Reply to  Josh Lederer

Maybe a Sadler.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
5 years ago

Banovsky ! Y’alls missing a great opportunity and a whole lot of fun with these photos for a bit of a ID the Car from Above contest . Put a number on each photo and let the membership have at it . 😉

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
5 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

Oh yeah … and I forgot to add in… if you .. the staff .. or any of your readers live anywhere near the vicinity of that monstrous fire blazing and burning away just outside of LA .. please … be careful . Living in CO and having dealt with these erratic and destructive beasts first hand and despite any disagreements or disputes we may of had … I’d hate like ( censored ) to see or hear about any of you being hurt or worse . So if the local officials tell you to bail …. grab what you can quickly and get the hell out ASAP .. no delays . No possession … including your beloved classic car or collection is in any way worth risking your life for