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.


South African photographers, Sarel van Staden and Maryna Cotton, developed their “Focussed Defused Lighting” technique (FDL) to create unique art of cars. “Great photography is often the result of the ability to see, as well as a solid understanding of the characteristics of light. Light can become the proverbial paintbrush to create works of art” says Sarel.

“Our desire to create fine art images of cars, was in part fueled by the technical challenges associated with automotive photography, but mostly by a love for the shape of cars. We use our understanding of light to reveal the beauty hidden in the shapes, curves and lines.”

The FDL technique optimises the relationship between shadows and highlights, which in return brings out the subtle details in the shape of the car, while still rendering soft enough light to manage reflections in the paintwork.

“Photographing the new Aston Martin Vantage for Driven magazine offered the perfect opportunity for us to highlight the subtle differences in the Vantage’s new aggressive look. We loved the sleek bodywork, the flatter back which incorporates the lip spoiler, the body-wide LED tail light strip and most of all the air vents bleeding into the front wheel arches.”

More of Sarel and Maryna’s ever-expanding collection of images can be seen on”

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