After speaking to Euan the last time I was in Edinburgh we decided on shooting when his Alpine Turbines were on. The Caddy has the standard 1.6 diesel engine with a clean and simple look giving it great character. With an engine conversion starting in the near future the pickup will be running a 1.6 turbo diesel!
It’s quite useful having a pickup while shooting as you can just lay in the back or hang over the side hoping that the driver doesn’t hit a bump that sends you flying.
Another couple of days off and I managed to get down to Edinburgh and shoot Stevie’s MK2 GTI (also Euan’s Caddy which will be followed shortly). Stevie was good to shoot with as he just left me to get on with it while he skated around on the ice. It certainly wasn’t the warmest shoot I have done but it was a joy to do! The car has character and as usual I found the best bit which was the door handles. The trigger opening is insane!
This afternoon I headed to Leith to shoot Barny’s Passat. I had only known Barny from what stories I was told and his Instagram. His Instagram feed is filled with photos of various knives, axes, chainsaws, cars and of course BMX. Funnily enough when we had a look in his car we found all of these things plus a bit more (sadly no chainsaw).
This weekend I headed over to Glasgow to shoot Scott’s 9N2. Absolutely lovely! Note the way that the petrol pump is held together….
This evening after getting lost on the backroads a few times I had a shoot with Greg’s Lupo GTI. This car is absolutely lovely and puts out a great noise. Although the outside is stunning it was the interior details that topped the car off.
Thank you very much. From Inverness originally but living in Aberdeen now :)
I shot on a Canon 7D + Bronica ETRS.
Last weekend I got the opportunity to shoot for Behind Magazine at the Fort William Downhill World Cup. Despite the midges, rain and lack of proper shoes it was a great weekend!
All the riders were boosting their runs and pushing it hard which ended up with a broken collar bone and a few other nasty crashes. I wll post up some of the photos here so keep watching.