As a photographer/consignor for Trade Classics, the very popular online auction site for classic car buyers, I get to shoot beautiful cars and meet interesting people all over the South East. As you can see there is something for everyone. I shoot around 250 images and video each car 'warts and all' allowing the buyer to bid online with confidence. Here are some of my favourite shots.
Goodwood Revival 2019
My absolute favourite weekend of the year, the revival is a chance to shoot the most fabulous cars and people in the beautiful setting of Goodwood Motor Circuit.
On the way back from a shoot in Greenwich I stopped at Brands Hatch just to see if there was any track action. Luckily there was and a chance to hone my panning skills in preparation for Goodwood Revival in September.
Mantles is a family business that has traded for over 100 years, and continue to do so very effectively. I have worked with them for over 20 years. Responsibilities include site and car photography as well as video content.
SLM Photo Shoot
At a recent photo shoot for SLM in Hastings, Tim Kempner, General Manager asked the me to create some fresh images for their website, Autotrader Portfolio, and general marketing shots that can be used in the future. Sunny and cloudy skies are best for creating dramatic shots, and the weather was perfect that day.
SLM Vauxhall Hastings
New Mokka 2021
This was the first new Vauxhall Mokka delivered to Vauxhall dealers SLM. They asked me to shoot some still images and create a short promotional video for their website and social media channels. The car is a massive step change from previous models, and the EV version is not only eye catching but superbly built.
New Vauxhall Mokka Launch
Alfa Romeo Spider 2000
Online classic car auctions are proving very popular with both buyers and sellers. Professional photography and informative creatively written descriptions are helping buyers make informed choices online. Please contact me if you want your classic car professionally photographed either for sale, posterity or insurance purposes or made into a coffee table book as an original gift. This is my own Spider which I have restored and owned since 1986. During lockdown 2020 I have recommissioned the Alfa for regular use. Work included, new tyres, brakes, servos, hood, seats, boot carpet, wheel refurb and lots more.
My Spider, owned since 1986
Exige at Goodwood
I have owned my Lotus Exige S2, known as Kermit since 2007. This is my everyday car which I use to go out on shoots and filming.
Lotus Exige S2 Touring
I have worked with ECA for over 20 years, designing, building and maintaining their website. I continue to collaborate with them on cutting edge online innovations. A recent project 'Your4Court' is an app allowing dealers to consign stock to the ECA site whilst leaving the car for sale on their own forecourt. My images below are used on their website.
Eastbourne Car Auctions
Cobra Action Shoot
I shot these action photos, capturing the speed and power of this iconic model on Devils Dyke, Brighton where this car was made. The photos are used on the Pilgrim website and various press releases and magazine promotions.
Speedster-Cobra on the road
Tidemills is one of the top UK site for Kite Surfing, These shots were taken with my Sony A73 with 100-400 G master lens, wind was blowing at about 25 knots, apparently not windy enough!
Shot in Seaford
Trying out my new Sony 100-400GM Lens. Some pleasing shots, when shooting at 400 its quite tricky to find the fast jets in the sky.