MONO’s new carbon composite wheel

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MONO’s new carbon composite wheel

Only a few months back I went to BAC (Briggs Automotive Company Ltd) to capture the life in the factory, this to follow on my work at Morgan Motor Company and fuel my photo-journalistic style and passion. You can see some of those images on my editorial website here.

I was asked back this week to shoot BAC’s new Carbon Composite Option Wheel for the Mono. You can read their press release and more details here.

In the middle of getting a few cars and staff ready for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend we were juggling a customers car and these new wheels in order to get these images for a quick press release.

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A few images within the display / showroom area of the BAC set-up, this is the same location and area I shot another Mono as one of my portraits (you can see via this link).

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Trying to work fairly quick with 4 lights to capture the carbon element of the wheel as well as creating an aesthetic image.

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Once shooting the car from a couple of angles as well as the wheels in this environment we moved into the factory to almost carry on from my visit a few weeks back but looking to capture these wheels on the car and in prep.

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You can see all the factory ones in my portfolio and I’ll add these images to the other factory images taken earlier this year.

After have fun… I took some more product type images to get some more detailed images. You can see from this quick images off my phone of the simple set-up due to the time scale we had in needing to get these shot and edited asap.

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Simple white background roll, using available light (making sure we turned off all the sodium / incandescent lights so it was just the daylight through the skylights that filled the factory. After that I used black cloth (you can see on the floor of the phone image above) to hold up to stop unwanted colour reflections on the inside of the wheel. Being black and shiny it is like a mirror. There was a bright green carbon body to the right of us and that cast a green highlight on the wheel so with the black cloth held up we can mask the unwanted reflections.

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If I was to use a white cloth instead of a black one then that also would have been too much and would have shown a different reflection in the wheel.

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We really only could have got away with this set up due to the wheel being predominately black and so on a white background you can over expose more than a light wheel, or more highly reflective.

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Great to see these images being put to use the day after and thanks to BAC again.

Until next time

Jona