We are very fortunate to have a long history of producing both stills and motion for Daimler. In the past decade, we’ve produced Mercedes shoots in New York City, Los Angeles and the California desert, Las Vegas and the Nevada desert, Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Texas and Wyoming. One occasion that stands out was for the Mercedes CLS, when Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles had just been completed. After shooting the more obvious angles, with the car on the street, Markus wanted to photograph the CLS coming out of a very narrow walkway in the elevated garden behind the building. The car could not be driven to this particular area. What did we do? We hired a crane to lift the car over the 40 ft wall to the desired spot.
Photographer: Markus Bolsinger