Photographing Trucks For The First Time

I’ve been shooting motorized vehicles for nearly 10 years now but I’ve never had the chance yet to shoot semi-trucks… until now! The project was a complex one with photo and video demands all being squished into one day. As our day began I quickly found out how photogenic these big rigs are, no really, I mean it! The swooping cabs and the huge length of the trucks make for some great leading lines, and in photographic terms, leading lines make for striking images. However, I quickly realized how difficult it is to arrange these truck/trailers. No surprise there. Working with our amazing drivers on the day of the shoot, we managed to maneuver each of the trucks into the positions we need with only minimal communication. Here are the results:

1979 Porsche 935

Over the Winter I had a rare opportunity, the kind that doesn’t come very often. The car is a 1979 Porsche 935 race car, but it was NOT one that was ever sold to or used by a works racing team. In fact, this customer vehicle is one of only 13 that were sold directly from the factory to Porsche VIP customers back in 1979. This particular 935 Porsche belonged to Otis Chandler and was specified in Vintage Racing Blue colors to match his Sunoco liveried 917/30. As a Porsche fan, I basically melted when I got the call to photograph it, but graciously accepted. A few weeks later I flew into the undisclosed location, got to the shop where it was located, walked inside and melted yet again. Car guys all know there are places in this world where all of the amazing cars we see on the internet

1979 Porsche 935

Over the Winter I had a rare opportunity, the kind that doesn’t come very often. The car is a 1979 Porsche 935 race car, but it was NOT one that was ever sold to or used by a works racing team. In fact, this customer vehicle is one of only 13 that were sold directly from the factory to Porsche VIP customers back in 1979. This particular 935 Porsche belonged to Otis Chandler and was specified in Vintage Racing Blue colors to match his Sunoco liveried 917/30. As a Porsche fan, I basically melted when I got the call to photograph it, but graciously accepted. A few weeks later I flew into the undisclosed location, got to the shop where it was located, walked inside and melted yet again. Car guys all know there are places in this world where all of the amazing cars we see on the internet

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Rennsport Reunion 6 to Minnesota

This is a story about my travels to Rennsport Reunion Six in Monterey, California and the drive back to Minnesota in my 2007 Porsche Cayman S. On this 3,000 mile journey, I encountered many things, some truly blissful, others agonizing. When you are caught thinking about a long road trip from your cubicle, you think, “wow, I could use one of those right now.” Just you, your Porsche, and the open road. But no cross-country road trip comes without some perils. The trick is, how do you overcome the obstacles and come home safely having chased every adventure to the fullest? This is the story of my trip. Some of you may not know me yet, but my name is Josh Hway. I am a freelance photographer and car-nut. I bought my Porsche from a local gentleman in Eden Prairie with only 35K miles on the clock just three years

The Truck of Many Colors

This shoot was done for a new and exciting client, 3M. Our first assignment was to be based in the much warmer climate of Charlotte North Carolina. A nice break from the bitter Minnesota Winter.  The subject of this shoot was under wraps for a long time, so it was amazing to finally see it! The truck, trailer, and it in use was our shoot. Get some pretty hero shots of the vehicle and some interior shots of the trailer in use. The trailer is a mobile training vehicle for 3M vinyl application training. This was the inaugural run. It was an absolute pleasure to work with 3M for the first time on this larger project.

Dodge Viper Factory Delivery

Earlier in the month of April, while at a car show, I was catching up with a good friend/client of mine who has an unrivaled obsession with Dodge Vipers. As we spoke, he reminded me that the day was drawing nearer to his big Viper-day in Detroit. See, I had been hearing snippets from him over the past year that something incredible was in the works for him. He had placed an order on a brand new one of one Dodge Viper ACR Extreme. While there were some difficulties finalizing the paint color for Matt, he finally settled on Stryker Purple. Stryker colors come at a cost over the standard paint colors available to the ACRs, but when you’re buying one of the VERY LAST Vipers to ever be produced, why not go for a rarer color? …Good choice, Matt! So along with Matt, five other local Viper owners had also

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – Amelia Island

My experience going on the press drive with FCA Alfa Romeo North America in the all new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at Amelia Island 2017 did not disappoint. During the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance there are many events happening at once. Thankfully I was attending as Media this year and got to sign up for the Alfa Romeo press drives which included a short time to photograph the car! During our 25 mile tour we put the car through every typical task: 0-60, 0-100, braking, etc. Overall, my thoughts on the Alfa are extremely positive! The driving experience, despite the option of a manual transmission, is very entertaining. Who knew a 2.9 liter V6 could sound as good as this! During up and downshifts the farts and burbles coming out of the quad exhaust tips are intoxicating! Beyond the sublime driving experience, fit and finish of the interior actually shame

2008 Porsche Cayman GTR WIDEBODY

During my visit to the 2017 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance there was also the Porsche Werks Reunion just one fairway away! Being a Porsche Cayman S owner myself now, it was hard not to keep my eyes peeled for special Cayman builds. One build in particular not only caught my eye, but also my soul! This build comes to us thanks to Road Scholars in Durham, North Carolina. Owner: Danny Omasta. Specs are as follows: Body Custom mixed BASF paint in “Burgundy” color inspired by our 1949 Porsche 356 Gmund restoration 911 GT3RS front clip conversion Hand fabricated all metal “Wide body” treatment to doors and quarter panels (9-inch total wide body flair) Custom made 1 of 1 rear bumper to fit widened quarter panels Shaved Roof Rails 2016 GT4 wing in carbon fiber GT3RS cup car front lip hand made in carbon fiber Carbon Fiber side mirrors and quarter panel vents Shaved

2008 Porsche Cayman GTR WIDEBODY

During my visit to the 2017 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance there was also the Porsche Werks Reunion just one fairway away! Being a Porsche Cayman S owner myself now, it was hard not to keep my eyes peeled for special Cayman builds. One build in particular not only caught my eye, but also my soul! This build comes to us thanks to Road Scholars in Durham, North Carolina. Owner: Danny Omasta. Specs are as follows: Body Custom mixed BASF paint in “Burgundy” color inspired by our 1949 Porsche 356 Gmund restoration 911 GT3RS front clip conversion Hand fabricated all metal “Wide body” treatment to doors and quarter panels (9-inch total wide body flair) Custom made 1 of 1 rear bumper to fit widened quarter panels Shaved Roof Rails 2016 GT4 wing in carbon fiber GT3RS cup car front lip hand made in carbon fiber Carbon Fiber side mirrors and quarter panel vents Shaved

Porsche Gallery – Dynamic Photowerks

I gathered a selection of my favorite photos from most of my specific Porsche photo shoots going back to the beginning of my shooting career. I am very grateful for already having the opportunities to photograph such a diverse number of cars from one of my all-time favorite brands. Amazingly, all of these Porsche shoots have been done IN Minnesota! Wha? All of this goodness in one state? 2017 Goal: Shoot a commissioned gig with a Porsche out of state. Please enjoy this set of my favorite Porsche photographs to date: