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Prototype Silver Cloud

This was the first shoot with Classic Cars very own Quentin Wilson. It was a pleasure to work with Quentin and to get an insight into this special Rolls which he helped to gather more info on the car and subsequently acquire for its current owner. The prototype of which only 26 were created of this lengthened Cloud. With the original brochure we couldn’t let the opportunity pass without capturing a few images. We started at Ian’s (Cloud owner) business address as it had an interesting period façade but enough greenery and space in the carpark to shoot the details …

Capri Cover

Third cover in a row for Classic Cars Magazine marking the 50th anniversary of a British favourite…. As ever the group tracking is mainly for the cover shot, maybe a DPS and also to get a closing rear shot. A few examples of some of the images sent to the mag for the cover. We shot the pairings both on the outer track and also the inner handling road…. aka ‘the snake’ The pairs were in their Mk’s pairs. Enjoyed this shoot because it challenged you to look beyond the fact it was 6 Capri’s and top try and pick …

Accelerators Group Test

At the time of shooting this group test I didn’t know that this would be the middle of three covers in a row for Classic Cars Magazine. The group tracking for the opening DPS and cover we got straight on with. These cars have plenty of details around the bodywork so plenty of options to shoot from. Can’t remember if the corvette was selected in the brief for the lead car …. either way the higher ZR logo gave a nice lead into the other cars. Fairly tight group… gave instructions before setting off each lap and then just got …

Reunited with the Vauxhall Firenza

Another one of 6 articles in four car magazines in November… This one was shot for Classic & Sports Car a few months back in the middle of the summer sun. As I write this I’ve just discovered that Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams passed away in early September, so these images are a little more poignant and have little more weight to them. The story and reason for the shoot was to re-unite Barrie with his 1974 race winning Vauxhall Firenza reg UHO 288M. “The last time I saw it was on the day of the race itself in 1974”  B …

6 Wheels to Recovery…

Still in the middle of the summer sun we had this great 6 wheeler to shoot. The location of this shoot was on the land of the owners friend…. and a great location it was. Big enough and varied where we could get all shots done without leaving the private land…. happy days 🙂 Beside a giant shed / warehouse with a car lift the owner liked all things automotive and had another shed with some nice details….. below. The final DPS below of the image above. Just lifted a little of the levels but the removal of the pylon …

A Disco 2 modified for purpose…

Well a return visit to a private disused quarry used now for fun with 4x4s. First shot here for Bentley Motors back a few years back. This shoot was not to my mind a potential cover shoot so to see it on the shelf (below) was a canny surprise 🙂 The story was to show what was changed on the Disco and also seeing it in action on some rough ground. Started to get the car into position for the opening shot of the article whilst it was nice and clean.   As well as the natural light images above …

A 101 home from home…

A very rare sunny still day in the North Yorkshire moors. Just over the horizon on this first image is the location for a few groups tests I’ve shot for Classic Cars…. and typically its been very….. very windy. For some reason this day was as still as anything with a clear blue sky and the temperature was just right. The story was of this 101 Forward Control converted into a camper so that its owner Andrew can carry out his Drystone Walling (thats the technical term ; ) while still being on site as much as possible. Only working …

Super Saloons Cover Shoot

Its taken me too long to write a few lines about this cover shoot down in Longcross….. Back in July it was in the middle of the fantastic summer we had and we had 5 classic saloons to shoot for a cover for Classic Cars. The brief was fairly specific for the cover… it was going to run with the Merc as a single cover but with a small group of the other cars as an inset on the cover. The image below is the small group of 4 for the cut out…. Tried a few different angles and focal …

EMPI Beetle

Been a while since shooting for Octane and this was an interesting Beetle. An original EMPI Beetle restored sympathetically retaining character, a few dints, faded decals…. and for me looked fantastic and gave me more than enough details to focus on and capture. The day was bright and decided to shoot this natural light. The light paint colour and the brightwork were all nicely light on this overcast but very bright day. I tried to keep the post processing a little muted…. no real reason, just liked to keep it subtle. The owner had a vintage jacket in the Beetle …

Mantra Power

A cold wet damp morning near Merseyside… Funnily enough both myself and Ross (Journalist) shot this Manta a few months previous in a three car shoot for another magazine…. Today it was the turn for Practical Classics to cover this home restoration project. The final opening shot below and another ‘pose’ sent to the mag… Used x4 lights to light the Manta and the owner was light be the ambient daylight. One light behind the car in the far corner bouncing off the ceiling, another rear nearside to light the back corner of the side you can see. then one …