This Photographer Shares His View From The Driver’s Seat
My interest in photography can be credited to my father; as an avid enthusiast, his interest soon became my own. So, I took up the hobby, and like many young men interested in cars, I figured that a combination of the aesthetic values inherent in these machines would be a perfect subject on which to hone my photography skills. Many people share this story though, and I wanted to find a way to shoot cars in a way that wasn’t like every other page in that book.
Above: BMW E46 M3, Ferrari Daytona Spider, Porsche 356
Above: BMW E12 525, Z1
Above: Citroën Ami 6, CX Turbo
The idea to shoot a collection of point-of-view photos was born from this desire, and of course, a good ol’ wide angle lens! Though yes, plenty of people have photographed car interiors before me, I still feel that the inside of cars is not nearly as represented as the exteriors that we all know so well. For instance, I bet most reading this know what a McLaren F1 GTR looks from the outside, but I doubt many have been able to look out the windscreen from that central seating position. I think this perspective can offer a greater emotional connection than just another low-angle quarter view from the front of the car.
In order to get these shots, I simply ask! I regularly attend a car meet near me called the Rassemblement l’Esplanade de Lille, and aside from the great assortment of vehicles that turns up, talking with their owners is my favorite part—everyone, well most everyone, is very kind, very open, and most of all very eager to share. And thanks to their accommodation, I can now share the interiors of these special cars with you!
Above: Ford GT4o replica, Lotus Exige
Above: Mercedes Benz AMG C63, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Porsche Carrera GT
Above: VW Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Volvo P1800S
Above: Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1300
Above: Mercedes Benz W108, W115
Above: Rolls Royce Corniche, Saab 900 Turbo
Above: Audi R8, Alpine A110
Above: Bizarrinni A3C Corsa
Above: Saab Sonett III, Sterling Nova, Ferrari 308 GTS
Above: Datsun 1600, Ford Mustang Fastback
Above: Mercedes AMG GT3
Above: Mercedes 300SL, Saab 96