I met up with Colin and Dave not far from where I live, which is nice as I am usually travelling all over the place. I had driven past this odd looking building many, many times and decided that it would make a great place for a shoot… but I had to wait until I found suitable cars. Colin is no stranger to me as I previously photographed his 1955 Chevy Bel Air for American Car Magazine, now with his ’40 Coupe for Street Machine and he introduced me to Dave with his ’32 Roadster. The then editor of American Car has re-launched Street Machine and suggested that they be shot as a dual feature. The building is actually an old parachute bunker and the grey structure behind the Coupe is an overturned, weathered lorry. With a very bright sunny day the weather caused me all kinds of reflection issues with Daves gloss black paintwork, so out come the large flash units to try and overpower the sun. It was a great shoot, although very hot and I love the results. Like and Share!
I do enjoy shooting a bit of editorial work from time to time, these rare and beautiful Austin Devons were photographed in Orpington’s Frankie & Bennies Car Park… unfortunately we weren’t allowed to have the franchise in the background. It was an overcast day with a slight breeze, a dual shoot for Street Machine Magazine, which even as a photographer I am having trouble getting hard of as it is as rare as the cars themselves. As soon as I can get a copy I will post the tearsheets. As if two cars wasn’t enough on the same day they brought along their friends Sierra V8 Sleeper which beat them to print, which you can read about here: Sierra 2.0GLS V8.
Some days you just wake up and end up doing things you didn’t expect to. On this day I had actually planned to photographed 2 Austin Devons which will appear next year in Street Machine Magazine. The Devon’s brought along Mike Perrot who owns this Sierra sleeper, after a quick look around it I knew it would be suitable for Street Machine and so gave Dave a call. He agreed it would be perfect so I photographed it straight after the Devons. This is a 1992 2.0l GLS which Mike turned into a V8 monster. Published in the October 2017 issue of Street Machine.
It was the first show of the season back in March at the Detling show ground, it was cold, wet and windy as it is every year at that show. Hidden amongst a load of other cars, which were not Sidevalves or at least Fords with Mike’s beauty sitting there ever so proud. I couldn’t find Mike at the time so went over the the Ford Sidevalve Owners Club to see if they knew who the mystery car belonged to and why it wasn’t on their stand! Eventually we tracked down Mike who told me all about his story, I couldn’t miss out on the opportunity and arranged a photoshoot with him and his car or the December 2017 issue of Classic Ford Magazine. The location we chose due to the relation of it to his family history. I hope you enjoy this beautiful Pop as much as I have.
It was a scorcher of a June day when I met up with Andrew to photograph his beautiful 1979 Ford Capri 2.0s. Looking factory fresh with that deep gloss black it really stood out against the softness of the landscape. I took along with me Chloe Biddis who was my assistant for the day and she did an amazing job so thank you Chloe. The shoot was for the December 2017 issue of Classic Ford Magazine. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed capturing the character of this heritage masterpiece.
This Cortina GT MKI I photographed back in March 2016 for Classic Ford Magazine, unfortunately the owner became uncontactable and so it was decided that it will form a Buyers Guide in the Summer 2017 edition. It is a truly stunning example and it was a fantastic shoot. See below the rest of the images from the set: