EMPI Beetle

Been a while since shooting for Octane and this was an interesting Beetle. An original EMPI Beetle restored sympathetically retaining character, a few dints, faded decals…. and for me looked fantastic and gave me more than enough details to focus on and capture. The day was bright and decided to shoot this natural light. The light paint colour and the brightwork were all nicely light on this overcast but very bright day. I tried to keep the post processing a little muted…. no real reason, just liked to keep it subtle. The owner had a vintage jacket in the Beetle …

Hawker Harrier – Full Resto

Not the usual four wheels this one but 5… and not on an automobile. Was contemplating I should put this blog on my editorial website, but thought as its Octane Magazine its on here. 🙂 The day before this shoot the sky was a deep winters blue but came the day of the shoot it was a flat damp January sky… At around -1 it was a tad cold and pleased I had some thermals on 🙂 A harrier is not a small vehicle you can just manoeuvre easily… so we had to get it into position and stick with …

Interview – John Cleland

One magazine that I’ve always enjoyed looking through is Octane. You could say that Evo is a pictorially heavy with images which is great but Octane is also heavy on the images but the content is another aspect that I really admire. Articles that aren’t just about cars and cars alone. They cover off the wall editorial stories that have a wider subject matter but still loosely linked with the ‘gentleman’s interest’ at heart. This is the third shoot I’ve shot for Octane and I hope for more to come. Just as far for me to travel to London is …