At the heart of the Future Collector Car Show (FCCS), presented by Meguiar’s at WestWorld of Scottsdale, lies a cherished tradition: the photography contest. During the show, held January 20 at the Polo Field during Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction, aspiring photographers and enthusiasts were tasked with capturing the spirit of the event through their lenses. Despite numerous submissions, only one victor could emerge.

Larry Chen, a renowned figure in car culture and automotive photography, played a role as a judge for the photo contest, along with Brandon Locket, the 2023 FCCS photo contest winner. According to Chen, the image chosen as the winner, taken by Shelby Moore, perfectly embodied the essence of the 2024 Future Collector Car Show. That winning photograph featured a prominently placed 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT – known on Instagram as the “Barbie Fiero” – accompanied by its owner, Shelby Gallo. Locket said the photo stood out to him because of the composition and the colors.

Moore, the talented photographer behind the winning shot, attended FCCS with friends. While he doesn’t consider himself a car enthusiast, Moore has always liked car culture. He recalls attending many car shows while he was growing up, riding along in his dad’s turquoise late-1960s Plymouth Barracuda. Moore was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, but is currently based in Los Angeles, California, where he specializes in professional commercial food, beverage and product photography. Known for always having a camera at hand, he captured the winning image using a Fujifilm GFX 50 equipped with a 50mm F1.7 prime lens. Moore says he knew the lens, combined with his camera, would create unique images with an old-school style.

“I have this great combination for my camera setup that lends itself well to environmental portraiture,” Moore said, “When I learned about the competition, I thought that the best route was to do some environmental portraiture with a really shallow F-stop and the medium format sensor. I really appreciate Shelby taking the time to get her portrait taken.”

For other aspiring photographers hoping to turn their passion into a career, Moore recommends finding their voice as a photographer. “It takes like five to 10 years to really find your voice,” he says. “You just have to hang around long enough and experiment a lot to find it.”

To see more photos from the show and videos, visit the FCCS gallery pages.