Last fall I had the priviledge to assist professional photographer, and a former teacher and constant mentor of mine, Charlie Samuels, on a shoot for Road and Track Magazine. The concept was exciting and the location incredible: shoot a photo essay of 2 luxury SUVs (a 2014 Mercedes G Wagon, and 2014 Range Rover) attempting to drive up the slopes of Whiteface Mountain, a ski resort nestled in the Adirondacks, just outside of Lake Placid, New York. Below are some behind the scenes photos I took on the first day of the job. To read the full story pick up the current copy of Road and Track or click here. See behind the scenes footage shot by my former classmate, Sean Junda, here.
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Charlie at a picturesque stop on route to Whiteface
Mirror Lake – in the town of Lake Placid
Robin, Charlie, and our guide to Whiteface Mountain.
The whole crew scouting the landscape
Charlie and Robin, one of the drivers, discussing plans for ascension .
Mike Guy, the writer of the story
Directing traffic from precarious places.
Charlie’s hero shot.
The Mercedes G Wagon.
Charlie working for the shot.
Sunset over the Adirondacks
Mike Guy – the contemplative writer.
The 2 heroes of our story.
Charlie amidst the mountain.
A lonely paddle boarder on former Olympic training facility, Mirror Lake
The way back