When car manufacturers commission a photographer to shoot their new models, it’s quite obvious that they would need to provide an actual unit to act as the photographer’s subject. Whether Audi was too stingy to provide an R8 to Mexican photographer Felix Hernandez Rodriguez is beyond us, but somehow he was able to come up with some rather splendid material – using a 1:18 scale model of the R8 in question.

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Using a host of props, proper lighting, and clever camera effects, Rodriguez was able to create stunning photographs of the scaled R8. Given his penchant for miniature scaled photography, Rodriguez was able to produce the required photographs to Audi’s satisfaction. Way to get around the logistics of staging an actual shoot with a real R8 then.

Here are a couple of the final pictures Rodriguez was able to make: audi3

 

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