If I had to use one word to describe my style of photography it would be "high-impact." It's hyphenated so we'll call it one word. However, that isn't always what is best. In my eyes, much of being a good photographer relies on one's ability use your technology, whatever it may be, to achieve a goal.
Sometimes the lighting needs to get out of the way.
With that out of the way, meet Stacy Zoern, CEO of Community Cars. I had the opportunity to take pictures of her and her cars at their warehouse in Pflugerville, TX for a feature for the March issues of Austin Woman magazine. I arrived a little early to get a tour of their facility to see what kind of location options I had.
Part of what I love with these types of shoots is the complete blindness I have walking into them. I'd never met Stacy and had never been to the facility in which we would be shooting. A great portion of the fun is having enough creative horsepower (is that a thing?) to come in with only my knowledge of my gear, and make it adapt to the environment I'm in.
If this concept is something that resonates with you in relation to photography, you need to take a look at David Hobby's Strobist blog. I've learned stupid amounts of creative and technical things from him.
Stacy's company, Community Cars, builds custom vehicles designed for those in wheelchairs to have their own form of mobility. The coolest part is that they don't need to get out of the wheelchair to opperate the vehicle; the back opens up (hinged at the top) and a ramp comes down and the chair rolls in.
The vehicle, called Kenguru, is registered similar to a golf cart, and is 100% electric. Take a look at the photo below to see how it looks in real life:
The bodies of the car are made of fiberglass and are mounted onto a custom fabricated chasis. As you can see from the two photos, they are available in yellow and white.
Keep an eye out for the next issue of Austin Woman for the feature on Stacy.