Take today’s shoot, for example. I first saw this SUV at the Goodguys show in Scottsdale a few months ago, and I couldn’t find the owner. The event comes and goes, and I’m hunting for this SUV everywhere; I’m checking with my friends, looking at car shows, and I find nothing.
As it turns out, I’m on another shoot a month ago and the owner of said vehicle happened to know the owner of the SUV. See, this guy is a mailman, and he delivers the mail to the owner. After a few missed connections, I finally get in touch with the owner and we schedule a shoot.
30 minutes before the shoot, I get a call: “Kevin, I’m sorry, but the truck won’t go in reverse. We have to reschedule.” so we did just that, for today at 4:00.
I get a call today at 2 p.m. He was going to fly into town today for the shoot, and he missed his flight. So he decides to drive to Phoenix from Las Vegas, just in time for the shoot. It’s 4:22 now, and he should be here in about 10 minutes.
It’s taken a lot of hunting, gathering and researching to find this vehicle, and I can’t wait to finally shoot it. Then once the shoot is done, it’s back to the office to start the search for the next ride to feature all over again.
UPDATE: A sample from the shoot is above. Turned out great.