Be it for your photo album, the Instagram community or simply because it’s fun: photographing your car is part and parcel of being a petrolhead. But it’s not always as easy as it looks. Despite sophisticated technology and modern software, the final picture is often not the one you had in mind when you pressed the shutter release. Photographer and BMW M connoisseur Frederick Unflath has been a fan of fast cars and perfect camera angles since childhood. He tells us what it is about cars that fascinates him and gives some tips about how to get the most from your photos.
BMW M3 Competition Sedan:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.2 (NEDC) / 10.2-10.0 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 234 (NEDC) / 234-228 (WLTP)
BMW M Magazine: When one looks at your work, then nature is mostly just a backdrop. Don’t you like nature?
Frederick Unflath: I love nature! I even live in it, far away from any city. I’m always glad to get back to nature after being in the big city.
So why do you photograph vehicles and not landscapes?
Cars may not be alive or natural, but they have character and they trigger emotions. I see them as works of art, as highly aesthetic objects. I’m fascinated by design and technology and how the two come together in a car.