Our top car photos of 2015
Radical RXC by Luc Lacey
Our photographers have captured a great selection of cars over the past 12 months. Here are some of their favourite images
which’s been another hectic 12 months for Autocar’s duo of staff photographers, Stan Papior as well as Luc Lacey. They’ve split their time between foreign launches, Autocar’s famous road test at Millbrook as well as some of the tastiest group tests on UK roads.
“which doesn’t get much better than seeing ‘completely new Ferrari, Italy’ within the photographers’ diary with your name on which,” says Lacey – as well as he picked the rig shot of a 488 Spider, above, as the standout image by his trip.
Lacey also caught which twin drift shot of the BMW M4 as well as Lexus RC F during a gorgeous sunset, after foul weather earlier which day. “With cars coming straight for you at 60mph-plus, which’s nice knowing your colleagues are on their game,” he says.
Stan Papior’s static shot of the Ferrari F355, Honda NSX as well as Porsche Cayman GT4 was taken at a location he’s used a million times before – although which shows what can be done when you use the shape of the cars to form the image.
Papior also picked out a muddy explosion of a shot in his highlights; “which was taken on a stage of the Baja Portalegre 500, an event where Mitsubishi was shaking down its PHEV as part of its preparation for the Dakar,” says Stan. He also snapped the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS as well as Bentley Continental GT V8 together for a ‘completely new versus used’ feature, as well as employed one of the automobile photographer’s tricks of the trade. “Although which looks like they’re doing 100mph, the cars were, in fact, going at walking pace,” he says. “although using a rig as well as a slow exposure, you can get the look in only 20 metres of road.”
Luc Lacey caught the Radical RXC while hanging by the boot of the automobile being driven in front of which. He also took a standout image of Hoonigan Ken Block as well as his extreme Ford Mustang. “A bit of portable studio lighting helped them both to pop out within the image,” he says.
A spectacular Ariel Nomad shot is actually one of Luc’s favourites of 2015. “I spotted a pool of water next to the jumps as well as decided to shoot wide to keep which within the frame as well as capture the reflection,” he says. “Lowering the shutter speed means which’s trickier to shoot, although which adds so much energy to the shot.”
The Audi S1 as well as Mini JCW photoshoot was less muddy than the Nomad’s, although not genuinely any more glamorous – since which took place in London at 02h30 within the morning. as well as which was pouring down. “Although standing within the rain within the early hours of the morning doesn’t sound which great an idea,” says Lacey, “the water genuinely helped to add colour.”
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