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Passenger Side Window, taking Street Photography to a whole new level

By Anthony Thurston on May 30th 2013

Photographer Johnny Tergo has built himself a completely self-contained mobile studio for his latest project, Passenger Side Window. Tergo literally drives around town in his modified vehicle and captures images of people that interest him. It brings a whole new meaning to terms like Street Photography and Drive by Shooting.

On his website Tergo has this to say about the project:

“I am constantly seeing interesting people whom I have the urge to photograph while driving past them on the street. I build a series of interesting images of people on the street without the individuals knowledge, just as I saw it before me.

I accomplished this by building a custom rig in my truck that is made up of generators, strobes, and a digital capture station with remote fire capability and of course a mounted camera. This method also allowed me to light the images without having to setup a series of lights for each individual portrait. In essence I built myself a driving studio.

In this series I seek to explore the interplay of environment and the individuals that occupy the space. “

It’s a really neat series of images and the story behind, as you can see, them is great as well. I have included a selection of the images below, if you would like to learn or see more than you can checkout Johnny’s website.










Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Robert Sheppard

    I’d like to see a picture of the set-up

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