After I’d had a run of silver cars, I was rather grateful for a black Ferrari 308GT Spider to turn up in Preston, and in rather nice nick too. The brief was for exterior and detail imagery, and the weather was rather good. I really do enjoy my automotive, or car photography.
I enjoy all aspects of my work, but there are two genres I think are my favourite subjects to shoot. Vehicles and food. With automotive photography, I really enjoy the challenges of large vehicles such as lorries and buses or coaches etc. But I actually enjoy photographing any vehicle, from a truck, right down to a motorcycle, and anything in between.
I’ve contemplated medium format for a good few years now. I disliked it in my film days, because it was just far too cumbersome. I possibly didn’t persevere for long enough, but should you really have to adapt yourself to become accustomed to a tool of the trade? I much prefer when a tool can adapt to my particular style of shooting, and meet my needs without unnecessary drama.
I had the opportunity to photograph the rather beautiful Mercedes SLR McLaren at William Loughran, esteemed supplier of performance and luxury cars.
Photographing large vehicles brings it’s own challenges. Photographing a group of four especially so.
Photographing cars on a sunny day. Something I love to do, although the sunny day bit is a bit of a rare occurrence.
This little pocket rocket belongs to Gail Hull, MD of Total Insignia in Blackburn. And whilst I enjoy car and automotive photography of all vehicles, the rarer vehicles definitely have more appeal.
Automotive photography can be challenging, particularly large vehicles such as lorries or buses. And equally, it can be very rewarding.
Talk about coincidence. The day after the motorcycle shoot, I had an enquiry to photograph a couple of cars.
This was a bit of a bonus shoot. The morning consisted of headshots for Saving You, an independent mortgage advisor. The usual corporate headshot kinda thing. However, the Managing Director is a huge camper van fanatic, doing his own conversions and getting away most weekends. And I just couldn’t miss an opportunity to have a bit of a play.