Ferrari Monza SP1
This week commercial automotive car photographer Tim Wallace was back in studio for our Ferrari client to shoot the long awaited Ferrari Monza SP1. The Monza SP1 was the final model to shoot for a commissioned Ferrari project that featured 7 significant legendary models from across the years. The shoot took place in studio in the UK under strict safety precautions following current guidelines.
Ferrari Monza SP1
Limited Production Model
The Monza marked the start of a new lineage of Ferrari Models that was entitled the 'Icona' series, a program aimed at creating very special cars inspired by classic Ferrari models, all produced in a limited series.
The first cars of the new linage were the Monza SP1 and SP2, whose designs were inspired by the 750 Monza, 250 Testarossa, and the 166 MM. The SP1 is a single seater, with fewer than 500 vehicles being produced.
The Ferrari Legends Project
Tim "When I was first contacted about the Ferrari Legends project it was early 2020 and one of the biggest concerns was for me was being able to put together a suite of photography that really showed the cars in all their form and beauty but also captured the essence of their design. Over the last 14 years I have been fortunate enough to work for some amazing clients and brands including McLaren, Aston Martin and Porsche, however there is always something quite special about a Ferrari, it’s a boy’s bedroom poster car and most of us all have our favourite one. The 7 Ferraris selected to be in the project are all part of a very specific collection and range from the very early, and very beautiful, 250 GT Lusso from 1962, a car that was designed by Pininfarina, through to modern day supercar icons such as the Ferrari Enzo and La Ferrari. The collection was unique and contained some of the most well-known and beautiful cars that Ferrari ever created.
Over the course of the shoots I have got to know each curve and body angle of these iconic cars and crafted our lighting to capture their essence. I always have believed that it is easy to photograph a car to show what it looks like, however the real skill and challenge is to photograph it to show you how it makes you feel in your soul when you look at it.
We had our challenges to face as you do on any shoot of this nature but as the main lights were switched off and we started to sculpt the lighting around the first vehicle it was hard not to notice the hairs on the back of your neck stand up in anticipation of what was ahead in the coming week. For me there are many types of cars, all evoking different emotions within us, some are simply beautiful in their form, others are aggressive in their styling, and some are simply timeless and are still as stunning today as the day that they were first drawn by their designer."
Ferrari Legends - Our Project Work
A presentation of the full project across all the Ferrari models, all shot in studio in the UK by Commercial Photographer Tim Wallace.
Behind the scenes with photographer Tim Wallace
"Over the years I have spent a lot of time in studio shooting car related work for our clients and that can be pretty varied, from McLaren super cars through to 50-year-old classic Aston Martins.
Working as a commercial photographer who specialises in transport-based work it’s the norm and I enjoy each and every commission or project that I am involved in. Some can be very challenging and each have their own unique set of problems that you work through to get the finished end result for your client that the project deserves. It is easy I think for a lot of people to believe that shooting McLaren for instance would be 'easy', how can you go wrong with beautiful cars in-front of your lens, the reality however is that sometimes the most challenging lighting to work through is that of sports cars with all their body cuts and differing materials from highly polished paintwork through to dark carbon fibre. I think for me its these challenges that make what I do so addictive, you really need to have a passion for working with light and a drive to push yourself ever forward to get the very best results that you can."
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