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Aston Martin DB9

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Photographing the process of building, and driving, one of the most beautiful cars in the world.
  • Body number 00001, Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
  • DB9 Final Assembly - Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
  • DB9 Rear Drive Train - Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
  •  Preparing the DB9 Volante Show Car - Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
  • Body Shop Final Rub-Down - Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK
  • DB9 V12 Piston - Aston engine factory, Cologne, Germany
  • Vantage Fuel Filler Cap Fitting - Newport Pagnell, UK
  • DB9 Interior - Hotel Real, Modena, Italy
  • Aston Martin DB9 - Hotel Real, Modena, Italy
  • DB9 versus Lamborghini Gallardo - Motorway, Northern Italy
  • Aston Martin DB9 - 8am, Portofino, Italian Riviera, in the rain.
  • Aston Martin DB9

    The brief was to document some of the behind-the-scenes action at the Aston Martin factory – in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England – prior to turning on the brand new assembly line designed to build the new Aston Martin DB9.

    The shoot included shooting the production line literally 12 hours before it was turned on; portraits of technicians, designers and engineers; as well as shooting images of prototypes and clay models within the secret R&D rooms, all of which were behind very secure doors.

    In addition, we attended the launch of this important new Aston Martin in the South of France. This supplementary shoot was to intended to document a drive in the new DB9 with Michael Harvey, the editor of Top Gear Magazine. The journey took them to the gates of the Ferrari factory in Modena, northern Italy.

    During the two day trip, photographer James Bareham shot pictures in Portofino, Modena and Fiorano - as well as on the roads in between. After dropping Michael off at the Modena train station, he then had a joyous seven hour drive back to Nice, driving one of the finest sports cars ever made.
    Client: Aston Martin UK
    Photographer: James Bareham

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