The location was a wash out…..”do we have a Plan B”?

Well the shoot was booked for Sunday just gone after three other locations at the end of 2013 all pulled the plug a few days before the shoot date. Forecast for rain but still went ahead as this shoot was penciled in for a previous issue, we had to get something in the bag. The location was in the heart of Manchester…an old disused railway. Any weather would have done…apart from rain. There was a clear spell forecast but in the end it never came. Plan B… I had 20mins to spare before the car turned up on a low …

‘Behind the Camera’ – Porsche Boxster

If your like me with an inquisitive mind then my ‘Behind the Camera’ posts may be of interest… Especially with my ‘JJP in motion’ shots I try and capture a few images with my phone showing the set up of the rig and camera. Just for the record I use a Carbon Fibre boom from (Car Camera Rig) as shown in these images. Not just for the rig shots but anything that’s of interest while I’m on location I’ll post a few images… The resulting image from the set up shown in the title image is below…. a cheeky Boxster …

Next shoot for American Car mag this weekend…

Always like to have a rece for a shoot before hand to get a feel of the place.  Try and get a few angles sorted and plan as much as possible what order of shots are needed. Went a few weeks ago to have a look at this place. … For the record the car in the spotlight is a 1971 Camaro… Finding a location that fits the car for me is just as important as the angle of shot etc…. Urban, rough, gritty feel is what I’m hoping for.  The last shoot for thismag made Febs cover (which I’ll …

Have you ever driven blindfolded?

I’m sure the most of us have not driven blind folded but for a recent shoot, I was asked to document a world record for a blind driver. Miles-Hilton Barber lost his sight in his 20’s but for this Zimbabwean it has not held him back. He is a motivational speaker and international adventurer with a list of achievements and records that a sighted person could only dream of. This record was to set the fastest speed whilst driving a Morgan three wheeler. Aided by his sighted co-pilot Colin Terry of ‘3 Wheel Drive’ Miles reached a speed of over …

Autosport International – A few bits…

Sat 11th Jan found myself traveling early doors with a good friend down to the NEC. Not knowing what to expect as this was the first time at Autosport Int. Show. After taking in the live event and having a laugh at the smart cars we headed off to what seemed like hall after hall of automotive life. The best hospitality area IMO went to Caterham with its typically English feel 🙂 Also on their stand is the best looking concept car I’ve seen for a while. The Aero Seven certainly grabs the attention but as ever I was looking …