Well it is that time of the year that show season starts the year and gather fellow car and bike enthusiastics from the cold and dark garages. I had a booth once again at the show and it was just a base for my gear. Had a brand new lens to try out and so far it has proven to be worth the money. It is Tamron SP 90 mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD. Paired with Nissin ring flash.
I have tried not to shoot any women when I am shooting cars at happenings for one reason only, those photos of women gets all the attention. I’ve known this for a long time and I did a test with my Kustom Kulture Show photogallery. Out of 156 photos there are 3 photos that has almost nude women on it. Guess where those pictures are in most watched list?
One day after I had posted this gallery in the net. Screenshot taken on 15th of the February
Almost a month has passed and those three pictures has still most views. Screenshot taken on 8th of the March. Sex sells. Oh and the title of this post is deliberate, but I guess you knew that already. I don’t mind to photographing women at all, but when I am trying to present automotive photos, I’d like cars to be the focal point of the viewer and not the tits. Or nudity. But when most of the viewers are male this is unavoidable since men like to watch tits.
A quick walk around at Kustom Kulture Show last February. It was 3rd time that this show was held and it is growing every year. I was there again third time as Throwing Dices Photography.
What is Kustom Kulture? Well short answer would be lifestyle of certain artworks, vehicles, fashion from the 1950s and 1960s through today. Mostly it relates to hot rods, pinstriping and rock’n’roll music.
It’s that time again, when “show season” starts. Last year there was a new show called Kustom Kulture Show. I had a stand over there and reception was good so I decided back then that I’ll be back next year, so I did. Slowly buy steadily people entered the hall. There were a lot of pinstripers and some where from around the world. There was a charity auction and I gave one of my favorite canvas print for a good cause and it did raise around 5600€, which was doubled from last year. Although Saturday night was going to be a long one and I had an early rise on Sunday so that I could get some “private” shooting time at the show before it opens again in Sunday, I managed to get three hours worth sleep before our dog, Chili woke me up and out the door we went.
Sunday was a much slower pace and business wasn’t that good at all. After the award ceremony it did almost die completely. Luckily I had some help and we did packed my booth in no time and headed for home. Happening was great and I have already booked a booth for next year.