Plymouth Estates

I shot this a while back which was looking like it wouldn’t see print but Street Machine took up the images and ran with them. A couple of Plymouth Estates, one a daily runner and the other a tuned street racer. These three images above are all taken within a few mins of each other. The lights and car have remained in the same position and so just moving around slightly and changing the focal length to try and get variants for the mag to give them options for layouts. Same as the landscape ones but repeat the same angles …

Nova Sport… resto

Back to my homeland of the North East for this one for Practical Classics. Slightly different format to an epic restoration, this Resto Heroes was for a Nova Sport. One of my oldest friends mum used to have a Nova ‘Ski’ back in the 80s and we got a life to school from time to time in it and this took me back to those days… The opening image for the Resto Hero is a vertical shot…. and its a good job I took this rough ‘setup shot’ in order to get a full vertical out of it as I …

440BHP Defender….. just a Cover shot

A very simple shoot this one for LRO. A shoot had already been shot and in the bag by another photographer and a good article it was : ) My assumption was that it wasn’t ear-marked by the mag as a potential cover shoot so a suitable image wasn’t captured on the day but since the shoot the mag wanted to run it as the cover vehicle. Shot originally way down south as the vehicle was there for the shoot but as it is based in Scotland and I’m a northern based photographer it was a trip up there for …

288 GTO

The day was crisp and still in the stunning Scottish boarders… With a 288 GTO looking good against moorland backdrop the day was set up to be a good one πŸ™‚ The first call was a single track snaking up above a remote reservoir to get some statics for a possible opener. It turned out none of these images we shot up there made the final article so here are a few more images from the early stages of the day. Trying a few different angles and compositions to see what fit best on a DPS. With the light been …

Chimaera – 25th Anniversary

Back in July shot for Classic Cars Magazine, plenty of miles and not a lot of shooting. From West Yorkshire (home), up to Hexham to pick up the two Chimaera’s, head back down to Lancashire, shoot the feature then onto Blackpool. After all that I had to head back to Yorkshire to drop off my good friend who gave us a hand that day then plough on down to Bicester for a Modern Classic shoot the day after. (the blog before this one πŸ™‚ So it was a full on day. Due to the weather and travelling we didn’t start …

Ultimate Golfs – Modern Classics

Shot back in July the day after the TVR shoot (not yet blogged) for Modern Classics. 3 Golfs and for a cover shoot at Bicester Heritage centre. A really good location especially for statics with old hangers and out-buildings with plenty of character.Β  Got there early and we already had the VR6 owner with us so I went off to find a location within the grounds to start shooting the individuals until the other 2 golfs turned up. The image above was a giant hanger door which was going to have the sunlight that side of it for the duration …

A Legend Lives On

As ever a great to have a subject thats near to home …. this one is closer than the first cover shoot we did for Street Machine. This time was the 1967 Silhouette Camaro with the same paint work from the 60s, found by the current owner down in Wimbledon and brought to Yorkshire where it resides. With these shoots its predominately a rig shot that could be the only motion shot you get. Thankfully the owner found a great outbuilding near a local farm whose owners were typical Yorkshire folk and said carry on πŸ™‚ …… happy days. The …

Hawker Harrier – Full Resto

Not the usual four wheels this one but 5… and not on an automobile. Was contemplating I should put this blog on my editorial website, but thought as its Octane Magazine its on here. πŸ™‚ The day before this shoot the sky was a deep winters blue but came the day of the shoot it was a flat damp January sky… At around -1 it was a tad cold and pleased I had some thermals on πŸ™‚ A harrier is not a small vehicle you can just manoeuvre easily… so we had to get it into position and stick with …

v8 TR7

A little Life Cycle shoot for Classic Cars Magazine and this time its about a TR7 with some history… Nice sounding rover v8, as it rolls off the trailer. A couple of tracking images front and rear in the bag early doors. Short track with some trees to give it a forrest rally feel / look?! Like the image above but would have been better with the lights off! Only seven pages and about half are taken up with images and other documents from its past life. having the owner showing the reader around the car is the style for …

70s Grand Tourers – Classic Cars Magazine

Another cover shoot at Longcross, Surrey, Β another long day of shooting 5+ cars… the day was baking and the sun was high and relentless… still it beats working for a living πŸ™‚ Started the day off with getting the statics and details done for each of the cars, as some the cars naturally come staggered a little. It just means you can get started straight away to use as much time as possible. I try and get the car to drive around me while I look at how the shadows appear in the cabin from the sun and choose as …