Driven Magazine June 2018 features our work

CELEBRATING THE SENSATIONAL PORSCHE 718 TWINS THROUGH THE EYE OF THE LENS We were very happy to have our work featured in the June 2018 edition Driven Magazine in a photo essay on Car Fine Art. Car photography is an understated art that is increasingly under threat from the rising tide of mobile photography and computer-generated imagery. But, South…

Cover Shoot for Driven Magazine May 2018 – Aston Martin Vantage

When we were very happy to do another coer shoot for Driven Magazine, and even more delighted to discover a photo essay of our work  in the magazine. Here are some of the the images we produced and featured in the magazine. “ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS South African photographers, Sarel van Staden and Maryna Cotton, developed…

Cover Shoot for Driven Magazine April 2018 – Ferrari Portofino

When we were approached recently by Driven Magazine to shoot a cover image for them we were excited. When we heard that the car would be the newly launched Ferrari Portofino, we could hardly contain our excitement. The magazine also published a photos essay with some of the extra images we made. Here are the…

We visit the Louwman Museum

The Louwman Museum has over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. It is the world’s oldest and in our minds the most beautifully displayed collection we have ever seen. The museum does not  just “show” the cars, but takes one on a journey through time, telling the story of how cars changed…

Acclaimed automotive photographer Sarel van Staden puts the Profoto A1 through its paces.

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of blist.

More accolades for the FDL technique…

Over the years we have won several awards and received many accolades. The ones we hold dearest are the ones won for images made using our FDL-technique. We knew from the on-set when we developed the technique, that we where onto something great. We had found a way to beautifully light details on cars! Acclaimed…

Roush Mustang Road-trip

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of blist.

INTERVIEW with SAREL VAN STADEN

INTERVIEW SAREL VAN STADEN – AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER PART 1 Written by Maryna Cotton on 25/09/2017. Originaly posted by OutdoorPhoto. Posted in Uncategorized During 2016 I was asked by OutdoorPhoto to conduct an interview with Sarel. When we decided this past week that the time had come to introduce our FDL-Lighting Technique to the world, I…