California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Last in my current series of Americans Abroad. This time of an old beautifully restored 1950's Red Chevrolet Pick Up (or bakkie as we call them in South Africa). This was taken last summer in St Leonard's down a back street I decided to explore, very happy to have found this. 

Safe House

Safe House

The journey continues with my Americans Abroad project (an off shoot of my Exploring the Automobile series). This car (I believe its an Oldsmobile - will stand corrected) was photographed in St Leonards. The scene made me think of an episode of the Sopranos or similar. I love scenes like this when I come across them, and in fact get quite excited, as I find it so surreal and love the sense of Americana it evokes here in the UK. 

Striped Tomato

Striped Tomato 

Continuing my Americans Abroad theme, this time of a replica  of the infamous Ford Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch, which was affectionately known as the "Striped Tomato".  As a kid growing up, this was one of the cars we used to dream about, and was as much a leading character of the hit TV show as were the main stars Starsky, Hutch and Huggy Bear. 

Dont come a knocking when the vans a rocking

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Night time photo of a Chevrolet Van that hangs around Eastbourne. Part of my Americans Abroad Series too (link  to my Flickr Gallery) , my homage to all things motorised and American that I come across in my travels. 

Pony Express

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Another installment in my "Americans Abroad" series (more here on flickr). This time of a 1968 Ford Mustang Fast Back (As driven by Steve McQueen in Bullit). I spotted  this outside the Kwik Fit in Eastbourne, the owner was having something done to his tyres. He was quite happy for me to photograph his car which had just arrived from Texas and was on its first outing. He even let me take a portrait of him which I will post another time.


An American Abroad

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Another continuation in my Americans Abroad photographic series, this time of a Cadillac which I photographed up in the mountains outside of Zurich. I liked the timeless feel of the car against the snowy backdrop of the railway tracks, and how the American car contrasts against the  Swiss style architecture which creates a kind of unease as you realise there is something quite surreal about the scene.


Dream Team

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Photograph of the front grill of a 1970's Chevrolet Chevelle SS and in the back ground a Ford Mustang 350GT by Shelby. Some fine example of old school American muscle car. This photo was taken last year at Magnificent Motors held on the Western Lawns on the Eastbourne Seafront.

Long Fin

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Photograph of the tail fins of a 1960's pink Eldorado Cadillac that I took in Palma de Mallorca. Normally I would try to photograph the car as a whole, however as it was in a crowded car park, I thought to try and capture some of the more interesting details, and combine this with some really shallow depth of field. I met the owners as I finished up, and it it turns out they were from Vienna in Austria. Really great to see these old American land yachts out and about.