Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC has been a client for many years, and he invited me to shoot both his new garage and the famous AMMO 964 and R8. Take a tour with me of his incredible space!
Walking into the AMMO NYC Garage
Located on a quiet, unassuming cul-de-sac, the shop itself is unremarkable on the outside. Situated next to some houses and without any branding, you’d never know what waits for you upon opening the turbine-shaped handle.
The first floor houses space for 3 cars. The top is open to the top with a large skylight to shine below. Tons of AMMO NYC supplies line the shelves. And a unique lighting system highlights the cars to make it easier to detail them.
The lights are so strong that they’ve already burned the garage floor, and Larry had to turn them down a bit.
Details of the AMMO NYC Garage
A guy like Larry loves…well, details. And this place is full of them. Taking old engine parts from a local Porsche garage, every detail is unique. Table stands are old crankshafts, handles are old turbines, and brake discs stand in for furniture bases. Even the bathroom wall has riveted metal plating, making it look like an old B-29 bomber.
A second floor balcony lets you look down at the cars below, and there’s always something special in Larry’s shop.
There’s also a big mural front and center, done by a local graffiti artist. I recognized one of the pics I had taken of Larry in Brooklyn as being used for inspiration, so that was a pretty cool touch.
With over a million YouTube subscribers, Larry went all out on his third floor with a full studio to edit his latest tutorial videos. Lined with wood, it looks like an old school recording studio.
The AMMO NYC Cars
As famous as the man himself, both the Audi R8 and Porsche 964 911 have achieved internet fame. The 911 was repainted and is the blackest black car you’ll ever see. A tutorial on how to shoot both the car and it’s reflective surface will be coming soon.
Thanks to Larry of AMMO NYC for access to his shop for a few hours!
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