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Maryna Cotton
During July 2018 we were commissioned by our long-standing client MAN Automotive (South Africa), to create images for them of a custom built bus. The brief included fine art images of specific design elements on the bus, such as the mirrors, badge and lights, but also conventional hero shots on a white background, for brochures....
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Another opportunity to shoot for our long-standing client MAN Automotive (South Africa), this time to create images of the new design City Bus. The brief included fine art images of specific design elements on the bus, such as the mirrors, badge and lights, but also conventional hero shots on a white background, for brochures. Man...
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So much has been written on design in general and car design is no different. For most of us when we look at a beautiful car, our immediate initial response is that the car is a thing of beauty or not. The car is seen as a whole, a unit or as a single shape....
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When we were very happy to do another coer shoot for Driven Magazine, and even more delighted to discover a photo essay of our work  in the magazine. Here are some of the the images we produced and featured in the magazine.       “ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS South African photographers, Sarel van Staden and...
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When we were approached recently by Driven Magazine to shoot a cover image for them we were excited. When we heard that the car would be the newly launched Ferrari Portofino, we could hardly contain our excitement. The magazine also published a photos essay with some of the extra images we made. Here are the...
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The Louwman Museum has over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. It is the world’s oldest and in our minds the most beautifully displayed collection we have ever seen. The museum does not  just “show” the cars, but takes one on a journey through time, telling the story of how cars changed...
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Photography is a journey which for us has resulted in a never-ending process of learning. The ever-changing competitive industry we work in requires continued growth not only in our technical skill set, but also in our creative expression.
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Over the years we have won several awards and received many accolades. The ones we hold dearest are the ones won for images made using our FDL-technique. We knew from the on-set when we developed the technique, that we where onto something great. We had found a way to beautifully light details on cars! Acclaimed...
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in...
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INTERVIEW SAREL VAN STADEN – AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER PART 1 Written by Maryna Cotton on 25/09/2017. Posted in Uncategorized During 2016 I was asked by OutdoorPhoto to conduct an interview with Sarel. When we decided this past week that the time had come to introduce our FDL-Lighting Technique to the world, I went back to that...
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