Saturday, 30 October 2010
Unit 212 Photographic Influences and styles 02
Reinfried Marass – Austrian, professional photographer, born 1960 in Vienna. I started photography at age of 18 after my graduation as mechanical engineer.
This was taken for an client who sells classic cars, this was shot on the car lot with the car dealers wife modelling for him, this image has had great success for him a as stock photo. I think the reason for this is that it is a simple uncomplicated theme where not a lot of the model or car is shown but anyone can associate it with a prestige car and high class luxury feel to it, it evokes a timeless elegance of open top touring and the finer things in life. I think this is a simple set up with no flash or reflectors used just natural ambient. I assume he has used a polarising filter and you can see through the windscreen and see perfect reflections of the steering wheel and the models legs in her glasses. By cropping in close has given the viewer the scope to use their imagination and make their own mind up as to what is going on. the model is on the thirds, vertically and horizontally, the wiper is leading to the hands on the steering wheel and sunglasses the top of windsceen frames the image bringing you across to the mirror and back to the beginning again to start again keeping you looking at the picture,and nothing in the background to distract or attract
Another simple shot, this time in black and white which I think adds to the theme of classic and timeless elegance, parts off a car, hands, legs and classy shoes, again giving the viewer something to imagine to get involved with the image. The line of the car taking you to the legs and the door holding you in the picture. nice blurred background so as not to distract