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Last year my girlfriend Amy (Vintage Reflection) and I put on a a little photoshoot with some friends for Halloween. We had a laugh, it was good fun and we definitely needed to do it again. On the run up to Halloween this year I started looking for inspiration. Not going to lie, it was around June that I started looking! I was looking at Benjamin Von Wong’s work and came across this absolutely awesome blog post on Ultra Violet light. I then saw the good humored review on DigitalRev which also featured UV light.


Ok so now I had the lighting style that I wanted in my head, I then needed to work out no how to use this and what lights to get. So I set about researching the lights it would seem that ultraviolet lights do not put out a great deal of light. So I would need a few different lights to give me the flexibility I need, I order two of these bulbs and then one of these strip lights and to attach the smaller bulbs to light stands I got these rather handy clips.


Make-up well, that was a no brainer really, UV make up was the obvious choice but what should we do? Well Amy and I sat and looked through lots on ideas on Pintrest and settled on Sugar Skulls from Day of the Dead. Our mate Jermaine, well he fancied the idea of a Joker, I think both ideas were great and lent themselves really well do the UV lighting.


During the shoot we played around with exposure times, getting some motion blur into the shots. Moving the strip around, lighting from beneath and above gave some different effects too. I just wish I had the flash heads that Benjamin Von Wong was using, sadly I don’t have £10k to drop on them. I had actually wanted to use rear curtain sync with my flash guns to try different lighting style but sadly my triggers won’t allow me to do that. That being said in hindsight, I could have manually popped the flash on a long exposure. Next time yeah?


Anyway, hoped you like them, I had a laugh making them.

If you liked these ones, why don’t you check out what I shot last year.





Feast your eyes on this green eyed monster! I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to shoot this Mustang RTR. I even got to drive it! Having never been “that fussed” about modern American Muscle cars, this one caught me completely off guard. This is how a Mustang should look/sound/drive. There is something to be said about this 600bhp in a Ford. The insane power with completely normal and familiar surroundings in the cabin. It is like inviting a serial killer round for coffee – completely relaxing but at any moment, it could all get too exciting. A BIG thanks (or high five) to Vaughn for lending the car to Monster and for them to let Fueltopia shoot it.


Menace to Society












RTR Burnout



Team Bonkers

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When you get the opportunity to do a photoshoot with a dragster you basically have two options. You either take it somewhere completely out of context, or you shoot it at Santa Pod. I did the latter. I love shoots like this, good light, relaxed atmosphere and plenty of time to get what you need. I’ll show you my favourite shots in this blog but if you want to read the full write up then head on over to #FUELTOPIA. Thanks for Santa Pod for letting me use the main strip.