Today was a very tough day. And yet it was a brilliant day. So why so tough, you ask?
I needed to re-mount my photographs from last month’s London Classic Car Show, to be better presented at the Trinity Car Solutions – Breakfast meet. I had been invited to display my Classic Car Portraits at this first such event, hosted by the ever welcoming Brian Trinity. Sounds simple, but it took all afternoon, through the evening and right up to, or is that down to, 06:20 this morning, with just an hour to spare before I needed to pack the car to be on location at 08:00 hours to hang my display. This would involve planing the set-out, drilling the walls, fixing the hooks and hanging the prints, then lighting them, to look their best. Needless to say I was tired, but well and truly up for it. The display looked good, better than if in a posh gallery because the newly painted garage is such an appropriate setting for these automotive portraits. The work attracted much interest, numerous enthusiastic compliments and I suspect a few new Classic Car Portrait clients, too. A success, it seems.
The weather was great, warm, sunny and dry. The people were also great, warm and sunny. Then there were the other visitors, the many splendid and proudly owned classic cars brought to be enjoyed, and they were, very much. And being me I had to shoot a few snap shots of the assembled delights. Not exactly Classic Car Portraits but nice snapshots, for sure. Enjoy.
And then, all too soon, it was time to go.
But the good stuff continues. £600 was raised for Bright Red Blood, Brian’s chosen charity for the day, which was supported by donations from the guests and match-funded by Trinity Car Solutions. Nice one everyone, and most particularly, Brian.
I am a creative Photographer and Filmmaker. I also work as a Lighting Cameraman & Director of Photography, in television, film and digital media.