As one of the photographers for Trade Classics, a 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 so the buyer has no need to physically look at the car before bidding online. The vehicle details are shot, 'warts and all'. These 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 by 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 have traded for over 100 years in the same family, 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
A recent photo shoot for SLM in Hastings, Tim Kempner, General Manager asked the me to shoot some fresh images for our website, Autotrader Portfolio, and general marketing shots that we can use in the future'. The weather was perfect, sunny and cloudy for getting dramatic Skys whilst showing the cars off to their best.
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. 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
My own Lotus Exige S2, known to me as Kermit, which I have owned since 2007. This is mostly my daily driver, the car I use to go out on shoots and filming.
Lotus Exige S2 Touring
Eastbourne Car Auctions were one of the first auction houses to operate 'Social Distanced' auctions since lockdown. These photos show how the auction can let buyers attend the auction. Most cars however are selling to online buyers from the comfort of their office via the live auction software. Private buyers are able to use this once 'only trade' platform during the current 'Covid Crisis' to buy cars once they have opened up an account. This is proving immensely popular.
Eastbourne Car Auctions
Cobra Action Shoot
We shot these action photos up on Devils Dyke near Brighton where this car was made. The photos were used on the new Pilgrim website and various press releases and magazine promotions. We wanted to capture the speed and power of this iconic model.
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.