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WE! shoot it, Michael Compensis & Thomas von Salomon present their newest transportation, people & lifestyle work 'California Dreamin'

WE! shoot it, Michael Compensis & Thomas von Salomon present their latest transportation, people & lifestyle work with model and singer & songwriter Nik Chamberlain and his 1983 Porsche 911SC. The duo photographed the spread with the fitting title 'California Dreamin' in the district still dominated by industry, Aliso Village in Los Angeles – for the perfect pair up of its rough look and a Porsche SC marked by numerous racing missions. The locations were scouted by Heglung Locations, with production and casting in the hands of Tobias Kim from Panacea Productions. Mika Laujin from Curve Digital LA and his keen eye gave the spread that final touch to capture the perfect California feeling. With this spread, the two transportation pros from "WE! Shoot it" demonstrate once again that they master the discipline of automotive photography in all of its intricate facets.
11.06.2019 // show complete article

Small Town, Big Heart.... WE! shoot it aka Michael Compensis & Thomas von Salomon present you the personal landscape spread entitled 'American Southwest' on GoSee

Time after time, the two transportation specialists from WE! shoot it, aka Michael Compensis & Thomas von Salomon, seek out inspiration all over the world. Since the duo is so passionate about photography, a personal landscape work resulted from their last trip which skillfully conveys the vastness and blazing heat of the American Southwest.

Keeping it simple, they aptly called the work created on the road in California and Nevada "American Southwest". In addition to the photos, the two were responsible for developing the look and feel of the spread, which significantly underscores the appearance or effect of the motifs. We bring you the result on GoSee.
19.05.2019 // show complete article

'Falling Waters' – unusual fine art landscape work by WE! shoot it, Michael Compensis & Thomas von Salomon in cooperation with Sarah Willmeroth Postproduktion

Already a year ago, transportation photographers Michael Compensis and Thomas von Salomon began conceptual work on a new fine art landscape spread, for which the duo wanted to venture on previously unseen, artistically dreamy terrain, completely detached from all purported principles of good landscape photography...

After the first round of location scouting, they went into the forests of the Bavarian Prealps at night with all kinds of equipment. "Particularly challenging was finding locations that could be reached in the dark of the night carrying heavy medium-format equipment but that still offered extraordinary spectacles of nature," the duo tells GoSee.

The photos were taken on site with several exposures in absolute darkness. In some cases, individual elements were brought out more clearly with targeted lighting; at times illuminated with simple spotlights, at others with a drone. In some places, the water that plays a role in all of their motifs, began to blur through the long exposure times; A few sharp drops and splashes appear in it caused by the quick targeted light. "This led to an unusually surreal aesthetic already while photographing as a result of the different, or to some extent, non-existent light directions."

To further enhance the unusual appearance of the spread, the duo cooperated in post production with Munich-based newcomer Sarah Willmeroth, whose new and unusual looks stand out. Following the first composing, Sarah was in charge of the look of the work. The result are unusually artistic landscape photos that give the viewer an entirely new experience.
18.02.2019 // show complete article