Why Photographers Should Study Car Design

Cars: essentially three dimensional sculpture, which us photographers can learn proportions, color combinations, and dynamic lines/curves:

With car design, we can learn how a design of a car “imputes” certain moods, characteristics and concepts.

For example, a lot of car design comes from proportions, muscles, and animals.

For example the golden ratio and design (from Aston Martin):

Timeless Porsche proportions

Good design is timeless — like proportions of Porsch or a Leica rangefinder camera:

My mood board:

Lamborghini mercy

Lamborghini cars are essentially jet planes on the road, with a wedge design. Super low, wide, aggressive, and make a fierce design and look:


Small is better:


Fierce, big, stout:

Art Deco

Get your great Gatsby on: