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:
What can I say about the 330 P4 Ferrari? What can I say that gives the P4 justice? Its a car built by craftsmen and speed-freaks with one purpose, to “win”. Enzo Ferrari’s instructions where very clear after watching Ford dominate LeMans in 1965 and 1966, win! And in 1967, thats what they did, win. The Ferrari 330 P4 became a race winner and a winner of hearts with it’s unmistakable shape. Everywhere you look there are convex shapes, concave shapes, and louvres all riveted together in perfect harmony. I was lucky enough to see the one that took second in that famous LeMans comeback at this year’s Finali Mondiali in Daytona Beach, Florida. Petrolicious did a wonderful video on this exact car a couple of years ago.
2016 Ferrari SP275RW Competizione A complete surprise to everyone, this car was reportedly at the factory less than a week before the Finali Mondiali event in Daytona Beach this past weekend. Not being a production model, just about everyone that walked past it gave it a double take and wondered what it was. From what I gathered, this was a one-off Italian Stallion for one of Ferrari’s very special customers. Based on an F12 TDF underneath, the entire exterior and much of the interior appears to be completely bespoke. The exterior design drew its inspiration from the 1967 275 GTB/4 as seen in the pictures below with the signature four gills on each side behind the front wheels. The headlights, though redesigned, look close to the F60 America Ferrari but with blue carbon fiber housings. The trim of the 275RW is also finished in blue carbon fiber on the
Dynamic Photowerks is fully licensed by the FAA under Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. We are proud to have passed all FAA requirements to commercially operate a UAS in the NAS (National Air Space). We are based in Minneapolis Minnesota but can pilot anywhere! dynamicphotowerks.com/video/ Part 107: The new rules for non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (UAS) operations – Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations – cover a broad spectrum of commercial uses for drones weighing less than 55 pounds. Here are the highlights of the new rule. Operating Requirements The small UAS operator manipulating the controls of a drone should always avoid manned aircraft and never operate in a careless or reckless manner. You must keep your drone within sight. Alternatively, if you use First Person View or similar technology, you must have a visual observer always keep your aircraft within unaided sight (for example, no binoculars).
I took the day and headed up to Brainerd International Raceway where a private track day was being hosted by Morries Luxury Auto. Upon arrival, Morrie’s had several new Bentaygas lined up and the all new Aston Martin DB11 for customers and invited guests to stare at and drive. The Bentley’s job for the day was to impress and impress it did. The task was to take guests back onto a dirt track and gravel pit to display it’s off-road prowess. After doing a few trial runs and getting it semi-stuck in the mud, we had a course which worked perfectly! After that I headed to the track action to catch some cars attacking the track despite the 45 degree high for the day.
Being asked to photograph multi-day driving events in the peak of the Fall colors up the coast of Lake Superior with a group of super cars never gets boring. This was the Auto Vault’s second annual fall drive with several more planned for next year alone! I never get bored of being a Minnesota car photographer with jobs like this, especially when we end up in Grand Marais with a Lamborghini Huracan, Audi R8 V10, McLaren 650S, Audi RS7 sedan, Porsche Cayman GT4, and Bentley Continental GT V8 S. We got into town with only an hour to go before sunset and instantly attracted a crowd. Being a car photographer, naturally I started scoping out a great angle to photograph the car at with the Minnesota sunset in the background. I lined up the Lamborghini and added in the Audi R8 shortly after for some great shots. Enjoy:
Over the summer of 2016 I was hired by HRE Wheels to photographer a special car here in Minnesota. The car is a Porsche 918 Spyder. While only 918 were ever made, three of them are here in MN and all owned by a single owner. This particular 918 I have photographed before while in its original blue state. The car has since gained many thousands of miles on the clock, HRE Wheels, and a matte black Martini vinyl wrap.
This story starts in 1977 with my mom, Donna Hway. In that year, she herself summited Mount Rainier with Lou Whittaker of RMI Guides, a bit of a Rainier Legend himself with over 250 summits. Setting foot on the top of Mount Rainier isn’t easy even with today’s gear and technology, let alone nearly 40 years ago. About six months ago, my brother and I finally decided to begin preparations for a climb of our own. And while there are many great peaks in the Rocky Mountains and Canada, we could think of no other mountain but the one that would be the beginning of a family tradition! We started by taking a slight detour into the backwoods of Oregon. Breaking down our gear to make sure everything was accounted for. Being avid campers mixed with our extreme thriftiness, we camped for free five of our six nights out
Wheels of Italy is a long running Italian car/bike show on the shores of beautiful Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. While the official car show is a blast for participants and spectators, the WOI evening in St. Paul Minnesota is equally fun! Its a night of good food, music, and beautiful cars/bikes hosted by Pazzaluna Italian Restaurant. Check out the photos from this summer’s event below. And don’t forget to come out to the official WOI car show on September 18th 10am-4pm at Calhoun Square.
2016 IMSA race weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin.