Vintage, Classic & Custom Vehicles

I’m a bit of a classic car enthusiast and for the past few years I’ve been photographing car shows in Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent. The vintage/classic/custom car scene has grown rapidly in recent years and seems to exemplify our collective fascination with the past, particularly the 1950s-60s, and in my area there is a particular emphasis on American cars, pick-up trucks and military vehicles. Maybe this has something to do with the many U.S. air force bases that operated here during WW2. 

I started this project in 2009 using black & white film, but quickly switched to colour because it is better at bringing out the ‘kitchiness’ of certain aspects of the classic car scene.