Archive for March, 2021

Customs 4 Cancer: Harley Davidson Raffle Bike


23 Mar

I haven’t photographed many motorcycles over the last few years. The number of magazines has dropped and budgets have continued to fall, so I went where the money still is instead. I really like shooting bikes, though. They’re usually easier for a start: smaller panels, smaller in general. That means less worry about reflections and the size of your locations.
Either way, I enjoyed shooting this custom Harley CVO from Norm Fraser’s. It’s being raffled off by Customs 4 Cancer soon, so hit them up for your chance to win it.
For the enthusiastic shooters out there, I lit this with a single flash in a large strip box and multiple hits, composited in Photoshop. There’s also a single bare flash hit from the left that is adding a bit of fill on the metallic grey paintwork. I would have done it in my usual fashion with an LED panel and long exposures, but the location was too bright. By using flash, I could run a much shorter exposure time and make the location seem darker than it was – helping the bike to pop.

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Custom Harley Davidson CVO Bagger
Custom Harley Davidson CVO Bagger
Custom Harley Davidson CVO Bagger
Custom Harley Davidson CVO Bagger

Feature Car: Steve Bowman’s 1965 Chevy II Nova Sport


17 Mar

I photographed Steve Bowman’s classic and gorgeous 1965 Chevy II Nova Sport Coupe for the February 2021 issue of Street Magazine. This car boasts a truly timeless combination of parts and colours that should mean Steve can simply cruise and enjoy this sweet machine for many years to come.
An original 327 car, it’s now powered by a 525hp 383ci SBC and backed by a T700 and 9in, the coupe features a smooth engine bay, Weld Draglites and a smooth , colour-coded metal dash with classic black leather trim.

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Steve Bowman's 1965 Chevy II Nova Sport
Steve Bowman's 1965 Chevy II Nova Sport
Steve Bowman's 1965 Chevy II Nova Sport
Steve Bowman's 1965 Chevy II Nova Sport

Feature Car: Steve Roussis’ 1970 Ford XY Falcon


09 Mar

My photo shoot on Steve Roussis’ 1970 Ford XY Falcon appeared in the January 2021 issue of Street Machine magazine. Powered by a 880hp 443ci Windsor from BK Engines, it’s a potent street car that has run a PB of 9.17sec @ 146mph.

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Steve Roussis' 1970 Ford XY Falcon
Steve Roussis' 1970 Ford XY Falcon
Steve Roussis' 1970 Ford XY Falcon
Steve Roussis' 1970 Ford XY Falcon

Cover Car: Dean Rickard’s 1969 Holden HT Monaro


03 Mar

Car owners often ask me the same question when I’m shooting their own cars: “What is the best car you’ve ever photographed?”
It’s a ridiculously hard question to answer definitively. The best how? Best engine bay, best paint, best stance, best trim, best race car, best ‘cool’ factor, best… you get the idea. A lot of cars have been amazing for different reasons.
perhaps that was until I got tasked with photographing the latest creation from Down Town Kustoms in Taree, NSW. Dean Rickard’s 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS is off-the-charts in just about every regard. The bodywork still numbs my brain to this day; the interior is somehow understated, elegant and show-conquering all at the same time; the engine bay is to die for despite there being no blower or turbos in sight and the undercarriage is a work of art, even though it isn’t all glossy or chromed.
If you can find one, pick up a copy of the January 2021 issue of Street Machine to read the whole incredible story.

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Dean Rickard's 1969 HT Holden Monaro GTS
Dean Rickard's 1969 HT Holden Monaro GTS
Dean Rickard's 1969 HT Holden Monaro GTS
Dean Rickard's 1969 HT Holden Monaro GTS