Plymouth Makes Cover – ACM

It was a ‘fresh’ September morning last year and a full English breakfast ‘sarnie’… (or ‘flat cake’, ‘buttie’ etc etc) was a much welcome start to this cold day in Sheffield, that was brought by the owner of this Plymouth…so thanks Carl. I can still feel the cold now! Finding locations is a constant search for me, especially with American Cars. Really don’t want to shoot in a car park or a layby etc etc … Suggested by Carl this old unit turned out much better than on even first arrival. Looking back I could have saved some of the …

Series 1 Landrover Resto

A quick article for Landrover Owner International which we documented that saw a 1st time restoration project. This was at the time I shot it the nearest magazine shoot to me…which was a nice change. We ended up doing the tracking shots about 2 miles from my house, as that was the only roads I knew well enough that would be quiet enough to hopefully get some images. For me I was happy with the results from these tracking shots. A bit of post work to give them something as the day was damp, foggy and really flat. I can’t …

LRM – May Cover

(Little late in posting this one…. but here goes) Trip down to the Norfolk north coast was in order to shoot the 3 soft top Land Rovers to mark the start of summer… The sky was blue, the sun was out but…. while waiting for the vehicles to arrive the clouds came in slowly which was not the best to try and show the start of summer. To catch what was let of the sun and blue sky we got straight on to shoot the cover. The first bay we got moved on which didn’t help the cause. We eventually …

Camaro – ACM July Cover Shoot

Shot back in Sept 2014, I’m pleased it has made it to a cover. Looking for a suitable location in the middle of North Yorkshire was as ever the first stage for an ACM shoot. This particular location was an old Army camp with those buildings that can be described as oil barrels cut in half length ways and on its side. The air-field has long since gone and these buildings are the last remaining visual evidence of army activity within the area. Currently the buildings are used as pigsties…interesting to say the least. The owner was very accommodating but …

The List – Lotus Carlton (Classic Car Magazine)

‘The List’ is an article done by Classic Cars Mag and puts a reader in one of their chosen dream drives. The reader this time was a guy called Tim and one of his dream rides is the Lotus Carlton… For me this is a classic icon from my youth and was great to see this car in the flesh. A mint example with sub 14k miles on the clock. No 95 of I think 950 cars completed. Around the North Yorkshire moors we took off to find some roads that were suitable for some tracking shots. The opening cover …

‘Life Cycle’ – Classic Cars Editorial

Each car I’ve shot for Classic Cars Magazine has been for a different editorial piece. For example the last post was for ‘The Collector’ piece and this Laser Capri is for the ‘Life Cycle’ article. Not quite back home in the North East for this one but getting there… at the North end of North Yorkshire. As ever my mind is on the opening image and the DPS. This was another one of those moments of interest when you see how the magazine has used the images you shot. Not a DPS as such but 3/4 of one. Depending on …

‘The Collectors’ – Classic Cars Magazine

With just over half of the Hughes collection to shoot there was still enough to feast your eyes upon with 9, covered, stored vehicles ranging from the 1940s through to the 90s. Using the words from the article (credit – Ben Field) John Hughes …”left that morning as an owner but came back a collector”. This shoot for Classic Car mag was to capture images for the next installment of ‘The Collectors’ editorial. Looking at those with a passion to find and collect cars with real intent and purpose. John Hughes is no different. With the help of is two …

911 Restoration – Leeds Porsche Centre

This was at the time the closest automotive magazine shoot that I’ve had… only a 20min drive … happy days. Shot for Classic Car magazine the 911 Turbo won ‘Best Mechanical Restoration’ and was only a few points of being the overall winner. If I were to shoot in a garage I’m more used to the smaller shops or mostly private garages. The Porsche Centre Leeds certainly was on another level altogether. Clean, organised and the whole place spoke ‘efficiency’. The first port of call was to get the main DPS (Double Page Spread) shot sorted as that was the …

American Car Mag – Aprils Cover shoot

Well 2nd cover of the year for American Car…  This was the closest car shot for ACM to date…(although there maybe one closer coming up ; ) Location as ever for ACM I look for the factory’s, mills, derelict buildings etc etc. This one took a little time to find but worked out in the end. As we arrived to shoot the car the land owners had placed a large railway sleeper over the entrance to the track … not good. We started to shoot the car on another background which would have been okay but was really only good …

Febs cover feature… (ACM)

Going back to my ‘home land’ is always welcome… so when I was asked to shoot this Mustang, even though based in the wrong footballing world it was to be back in the North East. Further north than where I was born the ‘Geordie’ accent was thicker and stronger to the point I had to concentrate to understand the conversation… I digress… I’ve always been a fan of the mustang but this was a beast of a one… The location was set but last minute issues was that we couldn’t get access to the desired building. A shell of a …