Dave Cox is an automotive photographer based in Los Angeles who wanted to get his creative juices flowing while locked down at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What he came up with is a new project titled “#CARonaVirus.”
“I have been feeling super cooped up and a little uninspired during quarantine,” Cox says. “However while I was going out for walks, I noticed a bunch of cool old cars in my area. That is when a wave of creativity came over me.”
Under normal circumstances, Cox would connect with the cars’ owners and set up location shoots, but that’s not an option with California’s lockdown orders.
So, Cox decided to just shoot the cars where he found them parked.
“I’d go back out at night and light paint then where they sat, no staging, no agreeing, just shooting,” Cox says. “One exposure for the background and one for the car. Super quick and dirty but mega fun at the same time.”
Here are some of the resulting photos along with some of Cox’s words about the photos:
“It’s crazy fun and freeing going out with limited gear and just shooting what you find,” Cox says.
You can find more of the photographer’s work and follow along with the project on his Instagram.