Mercedes GLE 400D AMG Line
Mercedes invited me to shoot the GLE in the UK and I proposed 2 locations to show the versatility of their newest SUV at the time. I wanted to take the car to the city for a night shoot to make the most of London’s stunning skyline, but also venture up to North Wales in order to find some more remote places to shoot, including some shots on a beach which I have photographed cars on a couple of times now.
The shoot details.
With all the planning in the world, the one thing that can’t be prepared is the weather. On my first day with the GLE the weather was grey and miserable and it was forecast to rain later that evening for my planned shoot in the city. Rolling into London saw the first few spots of rain and then it continued into the night. Shooting in London is tricky enough, but the rain adds a whole other dimension.
Sometimes consistent rain or heavy rain can add an extra dynamic element, but this rain was not that kind! Trying to keep the car clean was impossible so in the end after getting 3 or 4 shots I decided to call it a day and go home with a view to return another night which I eventually did with much better weather. Then the following day it was off to Snowdonia.
“Snowdonia is home to some of the most epic scenery and shoot locations that I’ve ever come across.”
Many people don’t know, but I was born in Wales so I am extremely attached to the country and it is one of the best places in the UK to shoot cars. Snowdonia is home to some of the most epic scenery and shoot locations that I’ve ever come across. The variety there is also incredible – from epic vistas to twisting remote roads to dense woodland. If you’ve never been before, I highly recommend visiting and taking your camera. You definitely won’t regret it.