From Cinemotive Media:
Its nice to have friends in high places, especially when they are globally recognized and fully bearded automotive photographers. If you haven’t guessed by now, we’re talking Will Stern also know as “The Beard” who has earned himself a little attention in the spotlight over on some site called www.fstoppers.com, ever heard of them? They’re featuring one of our most favorite and memorable shoots we’ve had the pleasure of accompanying Stern on in recent times in the form of this ADV.1 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Stern has created a reputation for himself in the automotive photographer’s community and his portfolio definitely shows the tremendous amount of talent and creativity that he puts into his work. We’ve been collaborating with Stern for a few years now and he’s always willing to lend a hand and make creative suggestions while we are shooting. Just want to take this opportunity to thank Will for all his help over the years and to congratulate him on this small glimpse of his talent in the spotlight that will surely lead to super stardom! Go Will go!
According to William Stern:
Here’s a shoot that really didn’t go as planned, but in the end it all worked out. The subject was the new C7 Corvette Z06 that drove in from out of town to install its new aftermarket wheels by ADV.1. The first part of the day after the wheel install was to shoot some of the behind the scenes of the film crew, Cinemotive Media, capturing the Z06 drive up and down the streets of Miami. My shoot was not planned till later that evening after the sun went down in front of a beautiful mansion. I went into this shoot with the plan to strobe the car, but that was not going to happen.
During setup and testing, my strobes just wouldn’t fire. Till this day I’m still not sure why that was the case. I’m guessing some kind of interference, maybe? Anyway, now not being able to light the car as I intended to, I had to resort to light painting. Turning to the film crew, I remember saying, ‘I’m going to need to borrow one of your LED panels.’ As a photographer I’ve learned that not all things go as planned. Some times you’ve just got to work with what you’ve got and hope for the best. In the end it all worked out well, and I’m pleased with my final results.