Mantra Power

A cold wet damp morning near Merseyside… Funnily enough both myself and Ross (Journalist) shot this Manta a few months previous in a three car shoot for another magazine…. Today it was the turn for Practical Classics to cover this home restoration project. The final opening shot below and another ‘pose’ sent to the mag… Used x4 lights to light the Manta and the owner was light be the ambient daylight. One light behind the car in the far corner bouncing off the ceiling, another rear nearside to light the back corner of the side you can see. then one …

70s refreshed designs heading for the 80s

If there ever was a shoot that nearly got abandoned it was this one… Shot end of last year for Classic Cars Magazine in the Peak District. Three cars that were tweaked as a last swan song as they headed into the 80’s and the hot hatch era… Opel Manta… (which I kept saying ‘Mantra’ through the day to Ross the journalist much to his amusement 😉 ….. think I’ll put that down to the freezing fog and the sharp ‘breeze’ whistling over the moors. It started off pretty clear at 8am sat in a carpark waiting for the owners …