My Dad has a collection of small model cars that he uses to map out his plans for work (he drives cars and does stunts for a living) that he had sitting out a couple of days ago, so I decided to photograph his model 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood, the red and white beauty you can see below.
I actually had a little bit of inspiration for one of my photos, and that came from Kim Leuenberger’s photo, shown below next to the photo I took after being inspired by hers.
Take me home, to the place where I’m from by
As you can see, there are many similarities, though it wasn’t like I was trying to emulate the photo – in fact, I hadn’t realized it looked so much like it until after I had taken it, looked at it, and thought “Wow, this looks really familiar.” So I went on over to my 500px account and took a look at my favorites, and low and behold, found it to be the very first photo I had favorited on the site. So, I decided to share a little bit about the background of this photo on my blog, since my inspiration truly wasn’t mine to begin with.
I’d also like to give a really big shout out to Kim Leuenberger (the photographer of the original photo that inspired mine) for the awesome shot. A quick summary about Kim can be found on her website at http://kimleuenberger.com/about, where she also has a huge gallery of other photos of miniature objects she’s taken. While I wasn’t able to find out too much about her aside from what was on her website, Kim Leuenberger says of herself that she is “hungry to discover more of the world and be a real explorer,” which I feel is a great way to go through life (and results in a number of interesting photos, as well.)
I really enjoyed taking some macro shots of miniatures, and I’m going to have to look into trying to take some more of different model objects sometime in the near future. Until next time, this is me, signing off.
Note: For more about Kim Leuenberger, check out her website at www.kimleuenberger.com.