My First Studio Car Shoot

Going through some old backup CDs, I'm coming across some gnarly shoots I completely forgot about. Found this old shot, taken by the studio manager at this Vancouver space, back in 2003...my first studio car shoot; a cover feature for a tuner magazine.

I remember the makeshift diffuser panels the studio provided; my incredibly heavy IBM laptop and the external hard drive (practically the size of a shoe box) cramped into my Targus office bag; my photo assistant who would answer my cell phone greeting, "Hello, This is Amee's phone," completely tripping out my girlfriend each time she called.

Oh, the good old days.

Amee

Tuner: 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Feature

Porsche Hunter - This 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Hunts Down the Germans

Story by David Pratte. Photos by Amee Reehal.

You’ve no doubt heard of the Crocodile Hunter and Dog the Bounty Hunter. Well, there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Warren the Porsche Hunter. I know, it doesn’t conjure up the same type of raw animal power as a croc or a K9, but it takes a bold man with a seriously fast machine to state he likes to go 911 Turbo hunting. These rear-engine autobahn burners are brutally fast off the line and not too shabby at high speeds, after all. Heck, if it wasn’t for the link between the 911 and the Hitler-designed VW Beetle, we might even consider owning one someday (OK, we’ve already considered it, but can’t afford one). [...]

 

Read full feature here >  Tuner: 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4

 

 

 

Track Ready Honda S2000 - :

No Agendas

An AP2 tuned to perfection, on it’s own terms.

Story and Photos by Amee Reehal ©

 

In today’s market, there is no shortage of high-end, high profile show cars backed by reputable aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers displaying their wears or perhaps by unlikely corporations looking to reach out to a “younger” demographic. Gleaming rides plastered with corporate logos, supporting sponsor icons, and anything else that will garner attention. And rightfully so, this is the nature of the business after all, and a demo car is perhaps the most fitting marketing vehicle, literally. But once in awhile, a ride will come along with absolutely no corporate agenda yet still fitted with the optimal parts available, without compromise in quality and fueled simply by the passion to build a true, properly tuned machine. Influenced only by the latest technology and the pursuit to push the limits. No input from car forums, no shows, no VP of Marketing breathing down anyone’s neck. [...]

 

Read Full Feature Here >  Tuner: Track Ready Honda S2000

 

 

 

Palm Springs Ballin'

Palm Springs Ballin' 

One of my favourite portrait shots. Taken in 2006 or so, during a party in Palm Springs. No, this fine gentleman doesn't own the Ferrari Enzo but certainly looks pimp posing next to it. Manicured suburbs in pastel colours with a Sinatra-esque vibe...Palm Springs Ballin' baby.

 

Pirelli Photo Award, 2011

2011 AJAC Journalism Awards  NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE: OCTOBER 26, 2011-- Orazio Mastracchio (right) poses for a photo as he presents the third place unpublished Pirelli Photography award to Amee Reehal (left) during the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's 28th annual Journalism Awards Banquet in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. (Michelle Siu for Automobile Journalists Association of Canada)

Blog News > All Auto Content on New Site > tractionmag.ca

AmeeReehalBlog...It Just Got Personal

 

For all those following my new car reviews, bike and tuner features, please note all new auto content will now be available at WWW.TRACTIONMAG.CA

Traction is a new Canadian online automobile outlet with more car reviews, classic motorbike and tuner features. Plus, daily auto news updates. More contributors, also. You'll like it. Trust me. Check it out.

...to follow my photography, published work, and Gate58 Travel Art, and/or other ramblings, please keep on this blog. Always appreciate your feedback and support.

Thx!

Amee