Northumberland Greenlane

Its been along summer without any posts!!! I’ve a fair few mag articles that have been published so will try and get some of them up soon and work through them. These few images are from early on in spring time up in Northumberland. Starting at Berwick then on through to Corbridge (I think!) … we took two days in travelling down the many Greenlanes. They eventually made up two Greenlane entries in two consecutive Land Rover Owner International mags. The day was warm for spring, the breeze was cool off the North Sea, I miss the sea living equal …

A Couple of Rowan Atkinson’s rides…

Before you all think I spent a day driving around in a green mini with Mr Bean unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. Although that would be a shoot worth waiting for this was to shoot a couple of cars from the private collection from Mr Atkinson for Classic Cars. The day started of crisp and clear which boded well… However the weather had other ideas. I remember calling the mag office and they said they had clear blue skies where as we had patches of thick fog… nice :/ We set to with the details as the cars had …

Lamborghini Countach – Epic Restoration

Its not everyday you turn up to a garage which has 4 Miura’s, 2 Countach and a few other original Lamborghini’s around the shop…. well we are only a few miles from the Lamborghini factory…. In the current issue of Classic Cars Magazine, this was another European quick trip to grab images then back again. The guy who owned the shop was the son of an ex Lamborghini employee of some 30 years. You quickly feel the passion of the people around here that it was almost a family ‘business’, not this shop as it was but working in the …

Skyline GT

Its a small world… This Skyline I saw back in Feb this year at London Excel for the London Classic Car Show. A great looking car and sounded not too shabby as well… It was back to the North East for this ‘Epic Restoration’ for Classic Cars Mag. As all the other Epic Restoration shoots, (XJ220, Lea Francis Sport) its fairly image light with the main opening DPS image as a static image within the workshop / garage. A few units beside each other with this body shop unit the only space we could use… One main studio light to …

Covers in 2015 …

Well 2015 has been a good n as far as my automotive work goes. Excluding the current cover for Jan 2016 (Morris Mini) I’ve had 8 covers this year for Practical Classics, Landrover Monthly, the launch of Modern Classics and American Car Magazine. Plenty of American cars going on there… Great to look back on and see what did make the covers. All in all I shot about 17 features this year for various magazines which you can see most of them if you have a look through my blog. There’s still about 8 features which will appear in issues …

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 …

Spa Classic 2015

Like Nurburg 24hr last weekend Spa Classic was again for the same client. Distinguished.Company deal with ‘Travel – Rail – Motor – Sail – Events’ …. I’ve been asked to capture various motoring events around Europe in order to have a portfolio of images with a certain style and feel that will help build their brand. This was my first time at Spa Classic… (2nd visit in as many weeks to Spa!… the Ardennes Rally will be blogged about later). Anyway this was a fantastic event and didn’t fail to deliver on atmosphere, variety of cars, noise and a lot …

TopGear Live – Opening Night

It was great to be asked by TopGear Live to shoot their opening night at the Echo Arena Liverpool. The 2015 tour has already (time of blog post) been to Liverpool & Newcastle, with Belfast, Sheffield & London left for the UK dates. I had time in the afternoon to see the rehearsals and final prep so I could get an idea where I needed to be for certain sections of the show. If you can the show is well worth going to see even if your not a fan of TopGear… Packed with the usual antics as you would …

Re-united with the ‘General’

I’ve been busy lately with not only automotive work but with my other commercial / editorial clients and it was coming back from a shoot near London that I was driving up the dreaded M1 when I spotted a car being towed. In the distance I said that’s a Charger… upon seeing the orange paintwork and then the reg plate it was my old friend the General Lee which was a nice surprise. Knowing it was away all winter for a little TLC i called the owner and had a quick chat… we’ve a few more things planned for the …

“Can you shoot Car to Car?”

A recent meeting with an automotive magazine title brought about a question and quest…. Can you show more car to car shots? Having the rig kit is great to get those shots with a limited ‘crew’ but for this certain title the cars they shoot can be anything up to £1m …. don’t think the owners would be happy in having these cars rigged up! So to show that I’m not bothered in hanging out of a boot of a moving car I asked a good friend…(lets name him ‘Richard’)….one of my petrol head friends to help out. The ‘chase’ …