Andrei is an experienced automotive photographer based in Auckland, NZ, who has worked with some of the largest car dealerships in New Zealand, Car Manufacturers, Magazines, Overseas Auction Houses as well as private owners. He has been a photographer for 7 years now, specialising in natural light automotive photography and action shot using specialised rigging system.
I love shooting cars as it is always a challenge. Each car is oddly shaped, there is no even side on a vehicle (well maybe Tesla Cyber Truck), you have to always adapt to the car at hand, deciding how you want to light it, where you want to keep the reflection, and where to remove it. I also really enjoy the post processing work. Seeing the out of the camera photo and the end result side my side always amazes me.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done a lot of different shoots - magazines covers, adverts, billboards. Each photographer has his own unique look of his work. Its not always done consciously - it just the flow of the work process. I believe I bring my own look to each of the photos I take and process, I try to make them look real, not overly photoshopped, but at the same time, adjusted and colour corrected to the best possible result.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Haven't received any awards as of yet unfortunately.