16 Cars and Vans

A couple of weeks back I was approached to do a set of 3 illustrations of classic sports cars at a fixed price. The direction was specific about the view being straight ahead from the front of the car. The end goal was that these were going to be used in a printed calendar, and after the first 3, I’d get 9 more to work on.

Unfortunately, I fell victim to the bait and switch tactic or would you rather do these on spec, or for free, for a ton of exposure, and a possible cut of the profits. The thing is I don’t work for free, and unfortunately, the client’s proposal left me flat. So, I decided to say thanks but no thanks, keep my files and go back to my office.

The thing is though, it got me all inspired, so I did 12 more over the course of a couple weeks, and shared a few on social media. Now, I’m releasing them to the world. I really don’t have any interest in making money off of these. It was a fun little exercise with Adobe Illustrator that I feel good about. Each image is sized for the iPhone 6 screen resolution.

All I ask is if you download them and use them, give credit where credit is due. Let people know I am the guy that made these. Don’t resell them to make money and don’t take my name off of them. Tell people where you got them, and ask them to respect the same request about selling and credit.



280z 356 911 917 2002 A-100 Alfa California Corvan DB5 Falcon Merak Miura Quatro XKE


Hasselblad + Ferrari = Hasselrrari.

As I sit here waiting for my Olympus OMD to ship from Amazon, I keep wishing I had played the Mega Millions lottery. If I had won, I could have flown first class to Japan, picked up the new Oly, and then skipped on over to Europe to grab a new Hasselblad Ferrari edition camera. I know it costs $30,000, but when you are worth mega millions 30k is chump change.

So what does 30 large get you? It buys a limited edition camera with a 40 megapixel medium format sensor. produced in a limited edition of only 499 cameras, and done up in Ferrari red. (Ferrari “Rosso Fuoco”). It comes with an 80mm prime lens and the camera is housed in a special display box with an engineered glass top. The case also features  a luxurious lining, dual storage layers, and the distinctive Ferrari Racing Shield.

It does not come with any super models to photograph. It won’t make you Richard Avedon. It will tell everyone that sees you shooting with it, that you have scads of money and very little sense.

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What’s in the box…

  • An exclusive hand-made glass topped case specially designed for the Ferrari camera. This attractive case features a luxurious lining, dual storage layers, and the distinctive Ferrari Racing Shield.
  • A specially designed camera strap.
  • A Ferrari Welcome Brochure that includes a customized Inspection Certificate.
  • A Phocus Quick Software DVD made specifically for the Ferrari Edition.
  • A hand-signed personal Welcome Letter by Hasselblad Chairman and CEO Dr. Larry Hansen.

How to Drive a 1967 Ferrari Through Times Square.

Since I am on kind of a Formula 1 racing kick these days, I thought I’d post this video that my friend Chef Colby Garrelts uploaded to Facebook earlier today. I could go into a long diatribe about the Ferrari’s featured, their historical importance to the sport of racing, the drivers etc., but I want to talk about the video itself.

This commercial is absolutely gorgeous. The finished look from cinematography to editing is outstanding. The opening shot with seed pods hovering in the air just before the scene is split in two by a red Ferrari is just stunning. The multiple camera angles that capture each of the cars as they rocket across deserted streets from Rome to Brasilia is stunning. The edits are timed so well. I have no idea what this cost to produce. I’m sure it was a fortune, but the end result is well done it was worth every penny. Shell should be proud of the end result.

The Cahier Archive. 60 Years of Photographing Racing History.

This morning I was searching for vintage racing photographs to use as a reference for an Illustration I am working on. As I was cruising through my Google results I came across the “Cahier Archive“. Even if you aren’t a racing fan, this is a fantastic site. It features some amazing photography that stretches back to 1951.

The photo collection covers the history of the Formula One Championships and the photos  remain in the hands of its original photographers. There are 15 000 pictures currently available on the website which are part of an archive containing around 400,000 original photos.

The archive has been built and compiled by Bernard Cahier and his son Paul-Henri, with Bernard leaning more toward photojournalism, and his son taking a more artistic approach to his shooting style.

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All Photographs © Bernard Cahier, Henri Cahier