Lately i have been shooting a lot of motorbikes for Australian Motorcycle News and Motorcycle Trader which led to a commercial shoot covering the launch of the S 1000 XR for BMW. This in turn led to being asked to shoot an editorial coverage of the BMW M Series Update for BMW Australia Group. This comprised three parts, shooting four 5 Series models at Cardinia Reservoir, taking one vehicle home for the evening to do a night shoot and coverage of auto journalists driving the vehicles at Sandown Park.
The four 5 Series models comprised a 520d Sedan, the 535i Sedan, an M5 in Frozen Blue and the main car of interest, the M5 Nighthawk. We photographed all four models cornering and statics of both front and rear, with the weather conditions hampering us to get them finished on time.
The 5 Series model i got to take home, a $235,000 M5 Nighthawk is one of ten units to be made available for the Australian market. The 4.4 litre V8 twin-turbo petrol engine left me speechless, i would doubtless lose my licence within days if i kept this car! And apart from the awesome engine specs the sheer luxury of the interior is what won me over. From the full Merino leather upholstery to the multifunction seats, four zone climate control, TV functionality, glass sunroof and Alcantara roof lining.
That evening i took the car to Melbourne Docklands for a shoot underneath the Bolte Bridge and the following morning before returning the vehicle a quick shoot on the Maribyrnong River in Footscray. The matte black finish of the car made shooting at night fairly difficult, having to overexpose the background to put any detail into the car.
The final part of the shoot was at Sundown where local motoring journalists got to throw both the Nighthawk and the M5 Frozen Blue around the track for the morning. The images have been used by Motoring.com.au, CarsGuide, Motormag and Wheels Magazine .
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