Camaro makes Cover

This was one of the most insane cars I’ve been in… up to 1000bhp…. and we went out in what Top Gear would describe as ‘VVW’ …Very Very Wet!!! The original location for this shoot (you can read about it here) was rained off on the day so Plan B came into play… We had to get something in the bag for this car as it was the 4th location that through one thing and another that we tried. Not the most inspiring of 60’s car parks but was the best of a bad situation. Getting the standard shots for …

Morgan Motor Company … Factory life in 1999

Think this formed part of my photography degree work…back in the day. Don’t think these images have ever gone out of date due to the nature of the Malvern factory and Morgan Moror Co. I was there for a couple of days with my old medium format film camera with B&W film (plus I took about 20 images on colour film) just capturing the life and goings on in the factory as I saw it. I love the power of photography and capturing a moment that is then recorded for history. The older the images get the more captivating they …

‘Behind the Camera’ – Dodge Charger

This one was a fun one… I tried to find a location that placed the General Lee in a fitting place similar to that of Hazard County. Google maps played a huge part again for me in looking for a suitable private road where we could shoot a rig shot. This was a private forest owned by a forestry company who were willing for us to use the drive to recreate Hazzard County. With a lot of cars you can use both the front windscreen and rear window to attached the rig…but as this car is about 18 foot long …

Full day in the studio…

8am in Manchester, waiting for the roller doors to open to shoot some car exteriors. Grabbed a couple of shots as we turned the vehicle around on my phone hence the poor quality. Long day but a good day…. As ever the wait to see the finished work is a long one… Almost two full batteries used for the camera whilst tethered to me mac. Until next time I’ve a bit of news, info or something of worth to share… Have a good weekend. Jona

The Dodge & Plymouth make it to the cover…

Enjoyed shooting this for American Car magazine back in the end of last summer, mainly cos the location made it for me. An old unit that was previously used as a garage which was sat vacant while the new tenants moved in….happy days. (below are a few rece photos I took before the shoot) (Reflections…a great way of making a subject ‘belong’ in its surroundings. It dried out before the shoot so that idea went by the wayside) (couldn’t ask for a better ‘urban’ location) (looking all around for different angles) I suppose a major part of my style comes …

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 …