As we were all sitting around the dinner table enjoying martinis and conversation I was reminded of a photo shoot I once did with another old friend, Neil, who is a crackerjack architectural photographer and hopeless gearhead. I dug through the closet and found the photos to share with the group and now, with you.
Neil had befriended an exotic car mechanic locally who cared for a stable of rare automobiles for a wealthy attorney. The attorney owned a one-off Ferrari GTO and wanted it professionally photographed. The mechanic suggested Neil and he got the gig. At the time, I was working part-time for Neil as his lighting assistant and second critical eye. When Neil asked if I wanted to come out over the weekend to help with the GTO shoot, well... suffice it to say I got there before he got there and was rewarded with 15 minutes alone with the car. Of course, I sat in it. Worked the clutch and the famous Ferrari gear gate. My heart was racing as a lifetime dream was partially fulfilled, I was sitting in a Ferrari GTO.
|Mr. C and the sexiest car on earth. As I mentioned, this was a custom one-of-a-kind body by Pininfarina, without question the world's quintessential automobile designer. This car was valued at $2 million at the time, early 90's.|
Mr. C, photo lighting professional and critical eye, hard at work. You know what? I loved every minute of it.