There are a few car photographers out there that we count among our favorites. Our own Drew Phillips is at the top of the list for obvious reasons (have you seen his recent ZR1 shots?), but close behind is Jordan Shiraki. We've shown you his work before, including a very special photoshoot where the Lamborghini Murcielago came face to face with the supercar that's replacing it.

Jordan mainly shoots Lambos, rare ones at that, and he shoots them well. Recently, however, he decided to do something extra special for a shoot with an ultra rare Lamborghini Superleggera LP570-4 Blancpain Edition. Only 12 of these special edition Gallardos were made; this one is #11. So to set this shoot apart, Jordan decided to try his hand at producing video, and the result is after the jump.

The three and a half minute video is every bit as beautiful as his still photography, if not more so. We suggest setting the YouTube player to 720p and turning up the sound. Oh, and he didn't forget to pull out his DSLR during the shoot either, so check out the gallery below.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 39 Comments
      Blackstar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jordan ShirakiPhoto, you REALLY need to watch an episode of 'Top Gear' because what they do, is how you make a Lamborghini video.
        Jordan ShirakiPhoto
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Blackstar
        Top Gear has huge budgets and some of the most talented individuals in the automotive universe, I'd expect to see results that absolutely pwn mine. Lets compare apples to apples here. This was my FIRST attempt at producing a video and I think it turned out pretty well for my first try. Naturally things will improve the more I do it. So be patient with me and I'll do my best to improve my skills.
          Blackstar
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jordan ShirakiPhoto
          Don't get me wrong Jordan, the video it technically fine. There are no quality issues I could see. It's not the budget or that it's an unfair comparison really. In NO way did the video look 'cheap' or 'poorly put together', quite the opposite. Remember the old axiom? 'Good artists copy, great artists steal'. So if you're going to 'steal', then steal from the best. ;) The issue that I (and some other people had) was the perceived speed of the car and the reflection of that speed on the model in the driver's seat. All it would have needed to give the impression of the car going faster, would have been some quick shots of the engine rev, the model go a quick gear shift or two, a nice driving curve here and there plus some much louder (or gradually increasing) engine noises, and a shot or two of the car going by a stationary camera at speed. (Even if that speed is really not fast at all.) Tighten up some of the cuts to make the scene changes more rapid during the faster sections, and you're done. None of which would have even effected your budget, since you shot many of those same angles anyway. Keep in mine too, this is autoblog's forum. People think if you're not going MACH 3 with your hair on fire, you're doing it wrong. ;) I'm sure you'll be fine in your future endeavors; I have faith. It's just for videos like that, unless the car is parked, it better look like it's breaking the sound barrier, even if it isn't. :) I look forward to your next project.
      Mchenrytl
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one to notice she's wearing a Hublot Big Bang and not a Blancpain?
      Dan Putnam
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well that was incredibly boring. That was used Ford Taurus Wagon boring. I took a sip of Coke Zero while watching. That was more exciting and stimulating than the video.
      BC
      • 3 Years Ago
      So Blancpain is apparently a luxury watch brand named after its founder, but it literally means "white bread", which I find hilarious in this context.
        RocketRed
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BC
        Thanks for clarifying. Based on my junior high French---and as I don't wear flash watches---I had the same thought. Even so, I find it hard to imagine why people will pay more for an Italian sportscar branded after a French watch. It just seems wierd and tacky. Thinking of the possible target market, this reminds me of that time I was in a Starbucks and the barista asked me what kind of watch I was wearing. He then confided that he was "trying to get his watch game up" and then listed his various watches. I was thinking, this is why you work at Starbucks, idiot. Buy a Fossil and go to school. This is guy is the target market. Sadly, he will obviously never own a Blancpain or a "Poverty Lambo." I hope that Jordan posting above is a spoof. Using the wrong brand watch in promotion for a watch-branded car is a desperate fail. At least he could have gone to Chinatown and got a knock-off.
          Jordan ShirakiPhoto
          • 3 Years Ago
          @RocketRed
          More than fair points. I had no idea that shot was gonna make it into the final production. We filmed for 15hrs straight and had a lot of footage. I also attempted to source a blancpain but no one would lend me one in such short notice. It really would've made a great addition to the video and make it much more relevant. I just wish I had access to blancpain watches.
      Alfa Pete
      • 3 Years Ago
      The video struck me as animated still shots. There was no story arc, nothing terribly dynamic, nothing that couldn't be communicated in static images.
        erob599
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alfa Pete
        I have to agree. It was beautiful, but there wasn't much substance. Perhaps that's alright with this kind of short video though. Regardless, I appreciated the sound. I like when the music doesn't try to cover up the exhaust note, just fill in the blanks. Frankly, I would happily listen to that exhaust the whole time.
      Vien Huynh
      • 3 Years Ago
      And some noobs again, sing the song "gallardo is lambo's poverty, use aventador instead" That is frigging dumb, the buyers of these cars just buy what they like, not always because of monetary issue... when will these kinds of people realize that other models aside from the highest end are not poor man cars??? tsk, they piss me off
      Richard Yang
      • 3 Years Ago
      fell asleep watching this.
      MrCubs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great product placement for the watch... changes hands a couple of times!!!
      ssbjohn
      • 3 Years Ago
      so whats hotter---the car or the girl ?
      Kyle Potter
      • 3 Years Ago
      that was incredibly boring.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Blackstar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks this video should be called 'Slowpokealeggera'? Any second birds would have started making nests in the air vents.
    • Load More Comments