As promised, I got off my lazy ass and went out for a shoot this weekend.
I’m an Instagram addict that has to check my feed so often that it distracts me from so many things. Over the last few months, I’ve been seeing Sasa post up his Z06 at some awesome photo op spots along with his brothers Ferrari F360. Finally on Saturday, I posted a comment on his IG pic asking him when we’re going to shoot. We scheduled the next day in for the afternoon and boom – here we are now. We knew it was going to rain and I wanted to shoot his car in particular because it’s silver and it works well in the rain – you don’t see much dirt, it reflects the light well and it doesn’t get too underexposed or overexposed. I think Sasa’s Corvette is the third silver car I’ve ever shot haha.
Sasa is quite the car fanatic and quite honestly, he has probably been through more cars than I have ever wanted. One of the conversations we had was that he’s gotten to the point where he doesn’t care what he drives. Whether it’s a Honda, a Chevrolet, a Ferrari – a car is a car and is meant to be enjoyed in different ways. You hardly hear that from people because they’re so stuck in the world of only Hondas or only Domestics or whatever flavour it might be. I personally enjoy talking to someone that can truly appreciate everything, even though they wouldn’t necessarily buy it. It makes the car world a better place LOL!
Anyways, I want to give a quick shout out to Sasa for coming out and braving out the 20 minute rainstorm and getting soaked with me while shooting and experimenting. We’ll do a better shoot when the weather is nice!
During the morning, the sun was out, it was nice and we ended up shooting RIGHT when the rain started. Here’s a pic where the rain really started getting heavy. If you click for high res, there’s tons coming down. Although, now that I look at it again – it still doesn’t look as bad as it actually was. Our jeans, shoes, and jackets were soaked in the short amount of time that we were out there.
Moved to a different location and the rain started letting up. There’s a moment when the rain is just about to stop that you get a nice slick layer of water on the ground and you get cool reflections. The silver pops.
At this point, the rain pretty much stopped and the blue skies came out super quick. You’ll see as the set goes on, it gets brighter and then super sunny haha. I was hoping for the rain to let up, but not for the blue skies and sunshine this time. Overcast is the best time to shoot. It gets to the point where it almost dulls out the silver – I need a polarizer… haha
Another shot of the center console. It looked like carbon fiber from a distance but up close it actually looks like snake skin pattern or something. Not sure what it’s actually supposed to resemble though.
Sasa was also insistent that I drive the car and take it out for a rip. The first few times I declined because I’m scared I’ll fuck shit up. It wasn’t until I sat in it that he said “that’s it – you’re driving it” – and with that I was sold. Let me just say that I’ve never driven anything close to American muscle and this car is definitely something. The cars’ steering is tight and responsive, the sound modification that Sasa did on it made it sound amazing, and the lowering of the car just made the car feel planted. There is a crazy amount of torque even in higher gears at low RPM’s and it goes when you tell it to. No turbo lag – like the STI, no waiting for VTEC to kick in (serious) – just straight up power all the way through.
At one point I was so into just ripping around and actually getting kind of nervous that Sasa said “you aren’t even going above 4K”. LOL! I replied with a “I don’t wanna die” and proceeded to push the pedal down and go faster. I think I got to 6K before I said “fuck this, I’m too young to die” and I parked the car. Maybe it’s because I’m so used to the LS and not driving fast, maybe it’s because I thought the STI was fast and it actually isn’t now. Whatever it is, I want a Corvette. Thanks a lot, Sasa.
FS: 2007 Lexus LS460L