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.
A few photos from Gumball 3000.
Welcome ladies and Gentlemen to The Smoke. The last time the capital saw this much smoke was during the Great Fire of London in 1666 and I can tell you back then it wasn’t caused by tortured rubber on scorched asphalt. The Smoke seen here today was thanks to Drift Allstars. If you follow me on facebook then you will know that I pretty fond of the event that took place in Stratford, London. However I want to show you some of my favourite shots from the weekend and why it was such a good weekend for me. During the course of the weekend I decided to change my shooting style a little bit. I was armed with a 300mm f/4 L IS USM lens and for the most part of Saturday, it did not leave my camera. This meant that I was shooting with slightly faster shutter speeds than I normally would use. Consequentially I ended up with far more “keepers” than normal. So when I returned on that Sunday I thought that as I had covered a lot of the “safe” shots that I wanted, I could spend the day dicking about. I therefore proceeded to use all the lenses I had with me which was my trusty 50mm f/1.4 USM – my beloved 135mm f/2 L USM and the 300mm f/4 L IS USM which rent from Lens Locker. I also experimented a lot more with shutter speeds using super fast shutter speeds and some super slow shutter speeds. I think the highest I went to was 1/1250th of a second and down to 1/10th of a second. As a result I have a lot of shots that look very different and it was kind of like re-discovering photography for me. Trying new things out, making mistakes and learning. I will definitely be doing it again next time!
Drift Allstars has FINALLY returned to London and this time the setting was the iconic Olympic stadium in Stratford. I for one was positively shaking with anticipation at what would be unleashed this weekend and it looks like I wasn’t the only one. The excitement in the air was thicker than the tyre smoke. Well almost, some of the drivers were reducing visibility down to a few meters. And more than likely shaving a few years off of life expectancy due to smoke inhalation. Did anyone mind? No! If anything it only amped the crowd up more! This time the paddock was restricted access only mean that spectators were straining to get a glimpse of the favourite drifters, during the event people were clambering on any obstacle to gain an elevation advantage over the deep crowds stacked against metal railings. The pressure was momentarily released when punters were allowed in for the drivers signing session and to get up close the weapons on display. Then nerves were once again fraught as the Top 16 battles began. I will leave the report for you to find over on Drift Allstars but it had to be one of the strangest finishes I have ever seen in drifting but congratulations to Piotr Wiecek who drove PHENOMENALLY all weekend!
Stay tuned for next installation which will showcase the talent from the weekend…
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.