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 …

GTI Mk1 – In its native homeland

If there was ever an ideal job for me it would be these ‘Pilgrimage’ articles from Classic Cars Magazine. Why I hear you ask? ….. well theres two elements….. visiting a place of automotive interest and capture a ‘look around’ with the journalist and a ‘guru’ from the destination. I love capturing an event, location, venue, photojournalisticly (know idea how to spell that or if indeed it is a word!!!!) Anyway you know what I mean, to capture whats in front of me and shoot in a way that the viewer is there but silent. Not only does this Pilgrimage …