Since the AutoIQ story is long over, I have no more chance to photograph interesting cars and publish them. Most of the cars I’ve published in 2017 are from the archive, but a friend of mine got me a half an hour with the new Skoda Kodiaq. I couldn’t resist that, so I took my camera and only one lens (Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART) and I went to capture a couple of photos. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time, and the car was a bit dirty, so I had to work with what I got.
I already wrote about the end of the AutoIQ Magazine in a post about the Abarth 595 Competizione, I even published all of the cars I’ve photographed in the 4,5 year period, but I still have a couple of those I want to publish here. This car, Kia Sorento, I had on a test in February 2016, one year ago.
In February 2016 I met a new Fiat 500, and even I thought that I wouldn’t like that car – I did! For example, the bigger versions, 500L and 500L Trekking, are not good at all and I was really disappointed when I had them on a test. The small 500 is a nice looking car, nice to drive, has enough space for that kind of a car – it’s a really nice small city car. But then, in December of that same year, I met its brother. Much, much meaner twin brother who made me smile so much – Abarth 595 Competizione!
In August 2016 I had this Mazda 3 Sport G120 Takumi on a test, and after a long time, I went out for a short drive ready to make some interesting shots. Ok, you can’t do anything spectacular in one hour when you’re racing with the sunset, but still, it felt good to go on one of those rides I used to take more often.