Be the Bull
A couple of weeks ago, I took a flight out to Gstaad, Switzerland with the team at Lovecars to promote a bespoke detailing brand. We also shot review videos on the new Porsche GT2RS and Lamborghini Aventador S for the LC website and YouTube channel.
An effortless commute to Geneva the night before our meeting with the client was a great setup to a brilliant day. Unbeknownst to me, the majority of Swiss hotels shut their doors after the ski season and do not open up again until the peak of summer! So we found ourselves basking in the sunshine of a large, empty car park of an equally behemoth hotel that was currently like a ghost town.
The clock ticked by and we all started to wonder if there had been a problem with the client getting to us or in fact, there was even a shoot to be had! But we were soon put at ease with the unmistakeable burble of a Bentley Continental GT Drophead arriving up the mountainside. We were taken to the detailing company premises where we were to further wait for the owner of the cars we would be shooting. A fair bit more time ticked by whilst we were informed the owner had in fact been bitten by his dog!
Once this had all been overcome and everyone was present, we were left with a few hours to spend with the cars and essentially, a free pass to produce what we pleased! We quickly sprung in to action, myself on the stills for the majority of the day and providing second camera for the video when needed.
A few blasts up Glacier 3000 was planned, with cameramen strapped in the back of the 'Rowdy' Audi being chased by the black beasts! Again, I shot the stills and gained a collection of frankly ridiculous shots. The snow-capped mountains of Gstaad, a brand new GT2RS and Aventador S providing the looks and the all-too-familiar violent symphony of roars, crackles and pops.
As we started to wrap up the shoot, the heavens slowly opened and began to drench us in the refreshing mountain rain, it was definitely time to call it a day! A truly memorable shoot and a great amount of content captured in such a short space of time! But when the team, cars, location and weather all come together, you have absolutely no excuse to produce the extraordinary.
More photos to come...