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2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

 Sitting at home retouching some of my past photographs, I received a call from Jesse Berger, the General Manager at Ferrari Maserati New England.  He informed me the the new 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB was going to be unveiled at his dealership on Thursday and wanted to have photographs taken before the unveiling event.  I was honored to have the chance to photograph a Ferrari that had not been released to the public!  As soon as the phone call was over, I started my researching and planning.DSC_0048-Edit-Edit-Chris-EditSFD_0059-Edit-EditUnlike my usual approach to planning, there was one major restriction: the car had to be photographed inside the dealership. This was an obstacle, as I had to plan the backdrop for the scene.  I determined that having the lifts in the service bay house other Ferraris of older generations would be a great way to capture the 488 GTB in the foreground.  I had it all planned out and envisioned for the shoot.DSC_0068-EditI had assumed that the 488 GTB would be the usual Rosso Corsa, Ferrari’s signature color.  The research on this car reinforced that assumption as I found picture after picture of it suited in red. However, the car was black. This may not seem as a big deal to some, however, it was since the plan I had created would not work with this color. In example, the carbon splitters would become lost in the supple darkness of the black curves.  Upon further notice with the lifts in the background, their distance was too great to capture the photo the way I had envisioned. In order to adapt, we discussed other locations on site that may be usable. The mention of the storage facility was a perfect location, and my visions for how the shots would be done were racing.SFD_0028-EditSFD_0014 As I gathered all of my gear and made my way into the storage facility, I heard the soulful sound of the new 3.9 litre, twin turbo V8, spool up and rev, waiting to enter the garage.  The employees, as well as I, were giving out ooo’s and ahhh’s as it made its way in.SFD_9974-EditSidenote on the 488 GTB. The Ferrari 488GTB replaced the 458 with increased performance.  Manzoni, the designer, wanted to make the 488 perform better than its predecessor the 458.  By increasing the downforce by 50% by having underbody vortex generators, it was able to reduce air pressure and create less aerodynamic drag.SFD_0260 SFD_0252 SFD_0288The storage facility turned out to be a stellar location for the shoot, as the other astonishing models of Ferraris were adorned in the background.  The car was ready to be shot. At times it was just me in there when I was shooting.  That feeling of be able to be alone with a car and capture its beauty is one of the main reasons I love my job.  The pictures from this shoot reminded me of the need to be flexible and adaptable when things don’t turn out as planned.***Thursday arrived.  Ferrari Maserati New England threw a party to unveil this beast of a car.SFD_0303 SFD_0243 SFD_0232SFD_0368 Edited by Stephanie Montaquila