I once saw a Ferrari

And now I finally have pictures to prove it.

2y ago

"I once saw a Ferrari" has, over the years, become a repetitive joke of mine. As with most of my jokes, some probably don’t understand this one. I suppose now's the time to explain it.

I'm from a small town in Southern Norway, and as far as cars go, there's not really many exciting automobiles to see here. I haven't seen a Lamborghini, a Bentley, an Aston, a Bugatti, or anything you would call "extravagant". I hadn't seen a Ferrari either, until a couple of years ago when a Testarossa stood parked at the side of a small street. It looked so out of place to me, but what a glorious sight it was. Unfortunately, I did not get the chance to take photos, but I kept hoping I would see it again.

Don't get me wrong, though. I've seen plenty of beautiful cars. Especially when it comes to classics. They are my absolute favourite thing to shoot, because they are special. The amount of love and effort owners put into their precious old timers makes me buzz, and the stories that follow are nothing short of interesting.

I didn't really think I would see something like the Testarossa again, at least not in my hometown. It's safe to say that I was surprised to find a Ferrari 360 Modena at a recent event. This time I had the chance to take photos, so of course I did.

It may not have been the Testarossa I wanted to see again, but it was my first time shooting a Ferrari. I'm very much a sentimental person, so this was pretty special to me.

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Comments (38)

  • Lovely backstory, I'm definitely not a fan of the 360's looks, however, you really made it look good, which is the highest praise I could give any photographer.

      2 years ago
    • Thank you so much, António, that means a lot to me. And thank you for reading as well!

        2 years ago
  • I know what you mean – I've seen many stunning cars, but very few where I live – this town doesn't have much exotica. I once saw a Lamborghini though! A matt charcoal Huracan parked in front of a row of tatty shops. It was my first Huracan in the flesh and it looked stunning, so much better than in all the magazines.

    These are great shots by the way. I love the way the red jumps out and says hi.

      2 years ago
    • Glad I'm not the only one, haha! I have yet to see a Lambo in the flesh, but a Huracán sounds awesome. Lucky you!

      Thank you very much, Andi, I really appreciate that! For some reason I rarely see and shoot red cars, but when I do is great fun. It's...

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        2 years ago
  • Great post Helene yes I hear you don’t experience many extravagant spots in my City either!

      2 years ago
    • Thank you Mark! That's a shame. Hope you have something to make up for it, like I do!

        2 years ago
    • Just like you Helene they are rare spots but good ones

        2 years ago
  • What a nice car! What a good photographer!

      2 years ago
  • The 360 is one of my favourite Ferraris. You captured this one really well!

      2 years ago
    • No way, that's awesome! Thank you so much, Robert.

        2 years ago
    • For real, a 360 spider is one of my dream cars, if I could afford one I would be stupidly happy hahaha.

        2 years ago