The red car is the latest SRT8 Viper, recently brought back by Chrysler. The vintage vehicle is a concept from Harley Earl (GM), the 1951 LeSabre. When I shot the GM Design Staff building they were kind enough to bring it in for the project, I thought it was pretty spectacular and asked to have it shipped to my studio for a couple of days. The lighting of it was accomplished with tungsten lights bounced off large muslin flats with a little direct light added. Jim
Thanks Jim, it's nice to know these things! I sure envy you your access even to see
these amazing vehicles. Had he been British, I'm sure Mr Earl would have had a knighthood at the very least for his special contribution to automobile design over those golden years. But I don't know - you now have to be an athelete or some sort of singer to be recognized...
Regarding the comment about girls in the soup: nothing dodgy there, just an allusion to a play called There's a Girl in my Soup
that ran in London for many years. Your daughter is very photogenic - congratulations!