I recently had the opportunity to shoot for one of Australia’s leading 4x4 Accessories retailer. Opposite Lock have been around since 1974 and have many stores Australia Wide. The photos of this Ford Ranger are for an upcoming national competition as OL are giving the car away. With all the gear on it this vehicle is worth over $75,000 away. This shoot was a bit tricky considering the location in a makeshift car studio which made it very hard to get the car lit evenly. In spite of this we worked around this and provide the client with the images we wanted. If you’re feeling lucky you can ENTER HERE!
‘RETROBIKE MAGAZINE’ EDITORIAL PHOTOSHOOT- part ONE
Some of my favourite images from a recent shoot of Jake’s custom Honda CB400 Cafe Racer for Australian based publication Retrobike Magazine. This set contains my favourite shots from the artificial lighting part of the shoot, the natural light set o f photographs can be found HERE
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‘RETROBIKE MAGAZINE’ EDITORIAL PHOTOSHOOT- part TWO
Some of my favourite images from a recent shoot of Jake’s custom Honda CB400 Cafe Racer for Australian based publication Retrobike Magazine. This gallery contains my favourite shots the natural light set. For photos from the Artificial lighting set click HERE. The April Issue of Retro Bike Magazine goes on sale April 11th so go grab yourself a copy.
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Fitted Festival is an outdoor automotive and lifestyle festival that this February was held for the first time in Melbourne at the Airport. Hundreds of modified JDM, Australian and American Muscle cars were on show. I ended up shooting some snaps from the morning rain to the golden sunset. Its always so difficult shooting at car shows as there are always distractions in the background which take away from the car you are shooting. There truly were some amazing cars on hand that i'd love to spend time with for a proper photoshoot.
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Sunset shoot with BMW Sponsored Stunt Rider ‘Lukey Luke’
Last week i had the pleasure of shooting with Australia’s top Stunt Rider and all round legend Lukey Luke. Luke recently signed on with BMW Motorrad as their Stunt Rider and brand ambassador a first of their kind in Australia. So naturally we headed out to capture some images of Luke doing what he does for his new branding. Featured here is the brand new BMW R Nine T ‘Racer’ being put through its paces and doing things it was never designed to do.
I’m excited that these images are going to be featured in the official BMW Motorrad Australia press release and marketing material. It’s always a pleasure to work with someone as extremely talented as Luke as he makes getting that shot so easy, once he gets his BMW F800R Stunt Bike finished we will be bringing you some more great shots.
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2018 GEELONG REVIVAL
Last Sunday the annual Geelong Revival Motoring festival was held at the Geelong Foreshore. Ive been meaning to check this event out for a few years now and finally had the opportunity. What an amazing event held in such a picturesque part of Geelong. The relaxed vibe and smell of fuel and rubber created a great atmosphere for young and old.
The mix of eclectic classic and modern cars and bikes really make the event what is is. I will definitely be back again next year.
In the mean time here are a handful of snaps from the days sprints.
Dean’s 1967 Chev Camaro 454 ‘Big Block’
Deans 1967 Camaro has been a labour of love. He has owned the car for 10 years and has slowly turned it into the beast it now is. A stroked out 454 cubic inch big block that looks as clean as it runs. Make no mistake this is a pure street car that gets driven regularly and is no show pony, This Camaro has so much torque on tap i’ve never experienced a proper big block before and was not disappointed. Once the fat rear tyres stop spinning and find some traction it just rocket-ships down the road at an alarming rate. Its just a mental, angry, brutish and loud car and i absolutely love it.
We started the shoot in the late afternoon to get some of that beautiful golden hour lighting in the backstreets. After that we headed back to a location for some light painting images to really make the car pop. Total shoot time was around 5 hours with a further 8+ hours spent on post processing
Are you chasing some shots for your car? If you have spent countless hours and money building your latest project have consider getting some professional photographs to show off all of your hard work? Send me a message to get in touch and discuss further.
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1962 NORTON ATLAS SIDECAR PHOTOSHOOT
This hand built 1962 750cc Norton Atlas Side Car is built, owned and raced by Tim from Classic Wheels & Spokes, Otway Hydroblasting & Metal Works. Tim is an amazing craftsman and his workshop is full of customers custom side car and race bike projects.
This husband and wife team race regularly in the Australian classic sidecar championship and theres no doubt this bike is the best looking in the field.
Tim contacted me earlier this year about a shoot of this particular machine however we had to wait a few months to arrange a time as the bike had several races interstate. On this particular shoot we spent a few hours outside at one of my favourite locations soaking up the golden hour lighting for some more natural light photography. When the sun ducked down over the horizon we then headed back to the studio for the indoor shots.
Keep an eye out for this sidecar as it will be racing the Shannons Southern Classic on the 3rd and 4th November 2018 at Broadford and the Australian Historic Road Racing Championship on the 9th-11th again at Broadford.