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8am on a Monday morning, I received a call from a good client asking me to hop straight on a plane and meet him near Brussels at AUGUST, classic Porsche specialist. Waiting for me was not just one, but two 1967 Porsche 911R ex racing cars !

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Just over a week ago I had the opportunity to shoot the new BMW M4 for BMW Pelras, Toulouse in one of the classiest possible locations in Toulouse, Place du Capitole...

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The BMW 1M has always been THE car I've wanted to shoot since I started photography, and boy was it worth the wait. After shooting it alongside it's big brother, the M3, I set about a night photo session of the car.

 

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As you may have seen I recently shot some photos of a Melbourne Red E90 M3 with the rare competition pack. Well, the owner is back with a friend and the M3's baby brother, the BMW 1M. Here is the chase...

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A few weeks after my first encounter with Olivier, the owner of the Red M3 I shot, I was contacted to take some photos at Toulouse Airport with the local BMW Pelras dealership.

 

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From time to time I need to spend a bit of time practicing different aspects of lighting. As anyone who has taken photos at night before will know, orange streetlights are a big problem to overcome…

 

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 I'm always on the look out for interesting cars to photograph, I had been in contact with Olivier on facebook since he had a BMW 1M. Unfortunately he came to sell the car and replaced it with this red monster, which is an E90 M3 with the competition package. Ultra rare, especially in this colour!

 

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I had previously met Jordan in Ninove, Belgium last year. He had braved the rain and snow in his Pastel Blue ’61 beetle. Back then the car was sitting on Enkei 5 spoke rims, for this season however he’s gone for a more classic Cal-look setup on Empis.

 

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Early last year I drove to Istres, just west of Marseille to do a photo-shoot of a Jean Pierre Hucken’s immaculately restored 1952 Beetle. It is not often that I photograph bone stock VWs, especially of this age and quality.

 

As I promised in my last blog post, here are some examples of the post production of the PGO Automobiles commercial photos.

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PGO is the forth biggest French Car manufacturer, with a range of only 3 different models and them being hand made they are also one of the most exclusive French marques.
 
With an emphasis on neo-retro styling the Speedster II and Cevennes are rather classically designed mid-engined 2 seater roadsters. However they also make a fixed-head coupé, the Hemera. With very controversial styling it made photographing it very interesting ! 

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Porsche Lifestyle Megascene phoned me, we need you near Modena in Italy. No local flights meant I had to fly via Brussels and I had 24 hours to kill, so I offered a free photo-shoot on facebook.

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After first contact on facebook I was really excited to have the job. To do a photo-shoot of the new and biggest Skoda dealership in France.
 

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I was recently approached by Face à Face hair salon in Limoux. They were looking for a photographer capable of taking a series of fun studio style photos of their team.
 

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Hadrien Albouy, the man behind my website and good friend recently purchased his second Volkswagen Beetle, this time from 1958.
 

 

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So here's my new website and this is the first article on my blog.