We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce DRIVEN’s newest contributor, photographer Nino Batista.

Spending literally a lifetime around photographic portraiture, Nino began by assisting his pro photographer father, Rafael Batista, throughout the ’80s and ’90s before branching out on his own.

Meet DRIVEN’s newest contributor, photographer Nino Batista, and his modern pinups

After more than 10 years in portraiture with a focus on fashion and glamour model photography, Nino added his other passion of automobiles to his repertoire.

He made it his aim to create “modern pinup” images that differ from your standard car magazine fare.

Roxanna Hernandez & modified Lamborghini Gallardo; Click to enlarge

To this end Nino teamed up with designer and entrepreneur Jorge Verdejo of Mango Media, Director of Houston exotic auto tuner Autodynamica Performance, on a sequence of pulse-racing shoots.

Nino teamed up with designer and entrepreneur Jorge Verdejo, Director of Houston exotic auto tuner Autodynamica Performance

Here we bring you the first in a series to appear on DRIVEN, featuring model Shellee Nemechek and a modified Porsche GT3 (top and below); and model Roxanna Hernandez with a modified Lamborghini Gallardo (above and bottom).

Read on for full details of the shoots and stay tuned for much more from the talented lensman.

Shellee Nemechek & modified Porsche GT3 (997.2); Click to enlarge

Photographer: Nino Batista
Makeup: Tara Batista
Hairstylist: Tyler Harvey
Assistant: Seth Earnest
Vehicle Owner: Autodynamica Performance
Tuner: Autodynamica Performance
Autodynamica Managing Partner: Jorge Verdejo

Shellee Nemechek and a Porsche GT3 modified by Autodynamica Performance

Porsche GT3 modified with:

- HRE P43S wheels
- EVOMSit ECU software
- 997.2 GT3 rear conversion with LEDs
- 997.2 GT3 RS front conversion
- Lowered suspension
- AWE Tuning GT3 performance exhaust

Roxanna Hernandez & modified Lamborghini Gallardo; click to enlarge

Photographer: Nino Batista
Makeup / Hair: Tara Batista
Assistant: Seth Earnest
Vehicle Owner: Jose Cervantes
Tuner: Autodynamica Performance
Autodynamica Managing Partner: Jorge Verdejo

Roxanna Hernandez and a Lamborghini Gallardo modified by Autodynamica Performance

Lamborghini Gallardo modified with:

- Lowered suspension
- EVOMSit ECU software
- LP560 rear conversion
- LP560 front bumper
- HRE P47 wheels
- MA Carbon carbon fiber upgrades (entire interior)
- Interior reupholstery

All images courtesy Nino Batista for DRIVEN