Sep. 17—It isn’t just the photogenic nature of classic cars that drew Michael Furman to the field of photography. Give him a paper clip and a piece of paper, he says, and he’s fine photographing that.
It’s the light.
“I would gaze out the window in junior high school, watching the light play on the leaves on the trees rather than paying attention in class,” says Furman, who built a career photographing cars. Whether it’s a souped-up hot rod, a classic model from the early 20th century, or a custom job, a beautifully designed car interacts with light in ways that emphasize its striking contours, sleek profiles, and sexy curves.
“Looking at light in the room that I was in — seeing how the shadows fall and the different qualities of the light — was what got me through school.”
Although Furman, who lives in Philadelphia, spent much of