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ARTWORK PHOTOSHOOT

I am not one to sit still and with a few days of holiday left I decided to dive into a photo studio. Generally, I feel comfortable photographing outdoors and in natural light when I am at a race track panning and using fast shutter speeds or focusing on details that I come across spontaneously. Studio work however is very different to this. Always looking to learn I decided to set up indoors and surround myself with a tripod and some artificial lighting to bring my artwork into focus.

It is hard to find an intact industrial area with character and history in Munich as most of those buildings get demolished and replaced by modern apartment complexes. One of my neighbors is a successful photographer and has her studio in one of the few remaining old industrial buildings around town. It oozes character and leaves a lasting impression.

The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the studio was the magnificent outdoor lighting so I decided to make the most of this and shot several scenes outside (now that is a great way to make the most of studio time!). One of my favorites I shot down an alley filled with graffiti. By chance the graffiti fitted to the colours of some of my artwork and I took advantage of this.

Once indoors I was kindly helped along my way and given the space to experiment. Once the lighting was set up and everything brought into focus I found my rhythm and could enjoy the moment. The studio’s vast room allowed me to setup in different areas and create different scenes without having to head out into the extreme winter weather outside. Studio work is an art for itself and having discovered it I look forward to exploring more in the future.

For me it was an extremely intense experience and one to repeat again as soon as possible. Seeing my work displayed in different surroundings through the lens of my own camera was a great moment and has inspired me to go home and create more artwork.

Interested in buying an artwork print or having a unique piece custom made? Do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for letting me use your studio Sarah. www.sarahfuerbringer.de

Team Salzburg at Brands Hatch 1970

Porsche built its 917 sports car off the back of regulation changes and used this as an opportunity to enter the top level of Sportscar racing for the first time. It spent most of 1969 perfecting the car and by the 1970 season was able to dominate most circuits it raced at.

Porsche never entered its 917 as a factory entry, choosing to race through close partners instead. One of them was Porsche Salzburg, Porsche distributor in Austria and one of the prefered racing teams of the factory. The 917 entered by Team Salzburg gave Porsche its first overall 24 hours of Le Mans victory.

Team Salzburg participated in the World Sportscar Championship for long distance racing and this artwork depicts the lesser known Porsche 917k chassis 020 car as it was raced at the BOAC 1000km (it’s red and white brother being more famous thanks to it’s Le Mans win).

The number 12 car piloted by Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann came third at the rain-sodden 1000km of Brands Hatch race in 1970.

A selection of work-in-progress photos gives you an insight into how the artwork of this amazing car was created. Prints can be bought in 3 sizes at my online shop. Custom sizes are available if you are looking for something in particular.

 

1970 Porsche 917 Kurzheck ‘Short Tail’ – Specifications (Source: Porsche AG)

  • Engine: 4,494cc, twelve-cylinder, horizontally-opposed pistons, air-cooled, two valves per cylinder, four cogwheel-driven overhead camshafts
  • Power: 580 hp at 8,400rpm
  • Fuel system: Bosch mechanical, 12-piston, dual row pump, 120-litre (31.7-gallons) fuel tank
  • Transmission: Five speed gearbox, rear-wheel drive, limited-slip differential
  • Chassis: Aluminum tubular space frame, plastic body, independent suspension, coil springs, vented discs
  • Dimensions: Wheelbase 2,300mm (90.5in), length 4,140mm (163in), height 920mm (36in)
  • Weight: 800 kg (1763 lbs)
  • Performance: Top speed 340km/h (211mph)