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About the image

This on location fashion project was shot in Littlerock, California. The "Rocketship" started life as a belly tank for a jet fighter. It was bought at surplus by a racer who turned it into a race car to run at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah. They fabricated a windshield, cut openings into the tank for the driver and the engine, added a front axle & rear axle and installed a 455 cubic inch (7.45 liters) Oldsmobile engine. The current owner bought the tank as a photographic prop. You can still see the list of sponsors on the side of the tank, Micky Thompson, Engle Cams, Burbank Speed and others.

Personal Work, Steve Thornton

For Photographers

THE GEAR: Canon camera set to 1/800 second shutter speed, 320 ISO and a Canon 24-70mm zoom lens using 24mm set to f4.5. THE LIGHT: Sunset with a Sunbounce Pro reflector using the white side.

Personal Work, Steve Thornton

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