Lets jump forward to Feb 2010. Keeping it to the stuff that I really liked (because all freelance photographers shoot a lot of stuff that we don’t necessarily like), we get to the work I do for TopCar Magazine. In amongst all the awesome cars we shoot, there are always several ‘normal’ cars. The kind of cars that someone like myself would be able to afford. :P
My first thought on seeing the Citroen C3 Picasso was, “it’s a bread box”. While yes, it might not be the most aesthetically pleasing car on the road, it certainly was far from the worst I’ve seen (or had to shoot). Calvin (TopCar Senior Journo) & I found ourselves in Newlands that day, so we made use of what we had. The Newlands Stadium & all the tiny little roads in & around the stadium. Fortunately, Newlands has a suburban vibe to it, which actually suits the C3 very well. It’s no sports model. Its certainly not the car you’re going to pick up your hot date in either. It’s for the moms.
In any case, I spent a bit of time on the lighting, which always makes a huge difference to the ‘feel’ of the end product. I think thats possibly why I ended up liking this set as much as I do.