Galactic Wagoneer

Galactic Wagoneer

Latest photography posted on my Flickr Photo Stream  Night-time view of a restored customised VW Kombi (Combi) that is local to Eastbourne. It can be tricky shooting cars at night, especially when the best angle is on the other-side of a busy rat run cut through, and you have to allow for 30 odd second exposures,  and often have the risk of a light trail running through the shot.  On this occasion the combination of low angle for the composition and the happy occurrence of a passing car across the shot led to this pleasing combination of effect, composition and subject matter. 

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Night-time view of a restored customised VW Kombi (Combi) that is local to Eastbourne. It can be tricky shooting cars at night, especially when the best angle is on the other-side of a busy rat run cut through, and you have to allow for 30 odd second exposures,  and often have the risk of a light trail running through the shot.  On this occasion the combination of low angle for the composition and the happy occurrence of a passing car across the shot led to this pleasing combination of effect, composition and subject matter. 

End of Life

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Taken down on the Hastings Fishing beach October 2014. The beach itself is still a working commercial fishing operation base for the Hasting Fishing Fleet. I photographed this van before in 2013 when it still appeared to be in daily use on the beach, and in some ways this was the inspiration behind my Work Horse series. It now appears that the van has come to the end of its useful life and has been put to rest, no doubt to be ingloriously scrapped. So here it is again, captured for posterity in all its banal glory. 

Puff the Magic Dragon

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This photograph was taken Palma de Mallorca last year. I had noticed this van parked in various locations around the apartment we were staying in, and was eager to photograph it, however the backdrop was never quite right or there were other cars parked to close as parking is a premium in the old town ( as I am sure you can imagine). So imagine my surprise and delight when I came across it towards the end of the holiday parked down a backstreet, up against this lovely old building, with gorgeous diffused late afternoon light bouncing off the sandstone walls. Cherry on top is the Mercedes reflected in the paintwork, don't know why, but I like this, maybe something about the fine heritage and tradition of these two iconic German car manufacturers. 

Cherry Picker

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This photo is another addition to my Work Horse series of photographs, more details on my website. This example is an ex BT cherry picker Bedford van, taken on the farm belonging to friends parents, the ironic thing here is they are apple and cherry farmers in Kent. 


Its a Beige Bay thing

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Photograph of a Type 2 VW Combi Camper Van which I photographed in Brighton last year. I have a soft spot for these types of vans, as my wife and I drove a similar one around Australia in the late nineties which we affectionately called Nellie the Ellie as she was yellow and reminded us somewhat of an elephant. I was drawn to the composition here, as I liked the angle of the van, as well as how the colour seemed to match with the house behind, which I thought is was very co-ordinated on the owners behalf.