I love cars. I’ve always loved cars. I think I missed my calling and should’ve been a mechanic, but I chose to take pictures of them instead. It’s a little cleaner and I can appreciate the mechanics of the parts through my lens, without getting my hands dirty. My day consists of taking pictures of luxury and high-end cars throughout the city of Austin. I am currently contracted through a company who provides photography services for Bentley, Rolls Royce, Audi, Maserati, and Porsche of Austin for their online inventory. I also shoot a few Mclarens, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis weekly. I love marketing, cars, and photography so, what better way to perfect my craft than to get out of from behind the confines of a desk to go and shoot these beautiful babies in the sunlight? I can’t think of anything better. They stay perfectly still and there is never any awkwardness or multiple retakes. After I shoot the photos, they are edited only to put in a store background and never altered to take away the true look of the car being sold. I shoot about 25-40 pictures per car and then they are uploaded to the vendor’s website for immediate view. The job has a lot of creative freedom and the best part is I get to drive every car I photograph. I also love to photograph vintage cars at local car shows. These classics are works of art and it’s amazing to see the time, money, and detail that’s put into them by their owners.
I am currently experimenting with photoshop and I have turned some of my work into digital paintings. I have a vast array of interests and it doesn’t stop at cars. I would love to expand my career to do more media photographs and editorials for Car and Driver, Motor Trend etc. You never know where the road will take you. Please check out my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Timecapturebysford.
Here are a few samples of my work. These are the raw photos before editing that are then placed in a photoshopped background for the dealer.