Black and White Car Photography: Porsche 911 GT3
Shooting in Black and White is harder than you think. We live in a world of color, and it is but natural for our eyes to be attracted to bright and colorful things. So shooting with the absence of color takes on a whole new meaning.
It’s no longer about shooting to show the best visual representation of the scene, but rather, shooting the photograph to communicate feeling. More attention must be put on composition, lighting, and perspective.
But being able to nail something in black and white makes me feel real good about myself, much like how this Porsche 911 GT3 makes you feel.
Joby Tanseco’s Porsche 911 GT3
Why did I shoot this car in black and white? Because for me, the design of Porsche cars are timeless. It has taken countless iterations across the years, but has still retained the same basic design and shape as it ever has. Even if you take a journey to the past on a time machine and you show this photo to any car enthusiast of the past, and they’ll instantly recognize it’s a Porsche, much like how you could instantly recognize classic Porsche cars today. What can I say? Ferdinand Porsche is a genius.