I've just completed my second body of work for Syberjet--a private aircraft manufacturer. In total, I've been contracted for 122 photos by them in the last year, and it's been a lot of fun to shoot. Shifting gears between shooting exterior lifestyle, to interiors, to shots of their facility, and more, was quite a welcome challenge. Automotive photography is something I'm very interested in, and would like to continue to improve on, so I look forward to more opportunities like this in the future.
In addition to having an interesting product to shoot, and a challenging variety of subject matter, Syberjet has been a terrific group of people to work with. We flew in the jet to our various locations, so I can also vouch for the quality of the product, as I didn't die during the trips.
Lighting the interior of a plane was also a stretching experience. I did plenty of research beforehand so I would know what I could do and what look I wanted to achieve. The creative director at Syberjet also had excellent vision, so it wasn't entirely up to me, this time, to decide what decisions would be best for the company's brand.
We shot at several locations in Nevada and several airports in Utah.
The one thing I wish I could have shot, but haven't done yet, is shooting the plane while in flight. I shot it from the ground, but images of the plane shot from another plane would be valuable. That photography requires rather specific expertise, so it can often be very expensive even in addition to the fuel required.
These images are from my most recent shoot, but there are many more from the first shoot I did with Syberjet that you can see on my website. These feature the jet in various settings from more of a product photography approach. My goal was to match the style of the images between the two shoots as well as across each type of shot--exterior, interior, lifestyle, etc.
I'm always looking for new opportunities. I shoot a wide variety of commercial imagery, but am especially interested in doing a commercial shoot for a motorcycle, auto or other vehicle manufacturer. If you or someone you know has a need, send em over.