August 16, 2011

Auto Body Paint

This photo was taken in a state of the art painting facility at a Mercedes Benz body shop.  For the life of me, I have no idea what that guy in the red helmut is doing, he is not even watching the other guy applying the paint to the bumper.  He was standing there like that, I passed by, took the picture and he walked away. Later, we set this space up for formal shots of the painting process, but this is my favorite from the session.  When I am on an assignment photographing corporate industrial facilities, I always keep an eye out for interesting places or scenes, even if they are not on the shot list.  I often get shots that the client never thought of and yet end up using.