A few years back, Leica loaned me a 50mm Noctilux lens and asked me to shoot hot rods with it. For those unfamiliar, the Noctilux is a hand made (in Germany) camera lens that retails for around $13,000 and it mounts to a camera that can be worth just as much. So, there I was – walking around with $25,000 around my neck looking for images that would somehow impress the people that loaned me all this crap.
I was too scared to take the setup anywhere, so I ended up shooting a flathead that Tardel was building in my shop at the time. You can see those images here.
Anyway, when I got the lens it came with a “check out” list of sorts. On it were a number of names along with the tags they were associated with. I, of course, was tagged with “classic car.” But, so was someone else – a guy named Johannes Huwe. The name did not ring a bell to me. A year later, I featured some of his work and even then, I didn’t put one and two together.
It wasn’t until this morning, when I was browsing a photography magazine, that things started to come together for me. With my shit finally together and the knowledge of who Huwe actually was, I cruised over to both his website and Instagram feed to see what might be some of the best automotive photography I’ve ever seen. You need to check this guy out.