At last!!!… I was sworn to secrecy for so long!
Back in March I was approached by Retro Ford magazine to photograph their special 200 page edition. AS the offical photographer, it was my job to arrange the studio, make up artist and model to feature on the front cover, as well as many pages within the magazine.
Normally my assistant would do this but I like to be hands on with new clients.
Photographing cars was my first passion within the commercial world of photography. As a student I managed to wrangle my way into the car photography world by finding a really well respected photographer and attending a shoot in a top London studio where I first assisted with car photography.
However Automotive has always been a great part of my life… and this experience gave me the bug, I worked for this tog for around a year, then I found myself a more permanent roll locally. The travel everyday to town was a pain.
However since then I’ve photographed for many blue chip car brands, such as Suzuki GB, Honda, KIA, BMW and the list goes on! Not only cars, but motorbikes too.
I covered national press and adverts appeared all over the country, on bill boards, bus stops, brochures and websites. So it was a great opportunity to photograph for Retro Ford Magazine. The car was a truly stunning Ford Escort MK1. A little tweaked to 500BHP mind you and with blazing respray.
The shoot took place in Hailsham at the largest infinity cove in the south of England, I arranged a fantastic model (which you can see in the work below), called Tia Mendez. I’ve worked with Tia before on clothing range shoots for another client, so I knew she was good! But overal it was the client’s choice of model and I didn’t get to choose.
The day went with a boom and we used an amazing MUA (Lisa Welch) who did a great job. The guys at the studio produced a fantastic behind the scenes video for us to use, which is located on the welcome page on this website;
I did all the digial retouching and airbrushing to enhance the photography. The studio backgrounds were ajusted too.
The studio was amazing, with 2 massive turntables to assist with turning the car around which gave me the oppertunity to work at an incredible pace and achieve more for the client.
I always look forward to working again with clients, being a very experienced car photographer I’m sure you’ll see much more of their presence on my website soon.
I’m always looking to photograph cars and motorbikes, whether you are a private client with a supercar or a commercial company with the need for a car or motorcycle photoshoot please get in touch