Yesterday I had the opportunity to drive and shoot a 1944 Jeep Willys. Jep, the Icon, the überjeep. The World War II legend. Needless to say It was a lot of fun, and surprisingly easy to drive one.
To match this jeep it’s Iconic status, I needed a proper location. So I took it to the grounds of the Belgian Artillery museum Gunfire Brasschaat.
And this… is what it looked like.
The Images were all shot on my trusty Mamiya/Leaf Credo 40 with the 55mm and 85mm LS. Because it was a hot sunny day, I used the sun as my main light and my Profoto D1’s as accent lights. I needed the D1’s full power to light this shot (1500 Ws in total) because the midday sun was so powerful. All powered from one Profoto BatPac.
But I loved how the combination of sunlight and flashlight looked. Below is a little setup shot of how I lit the front shot. Massive thats to Dave to be my assistant and VAL (voice activated light stand) and to Gunfire Brasschaat for allowing us to use the great location (I took a quick peek in the museum and the have a very interesting collection).