The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 30, 2013.
Doug Reed Travis Dan Greenburg
What? No mention of Viva VanStory??
Peter Vincent gets my vote - his work just takes me to another world.
Wow thanks for the mention guys. Just trying to keep the sport alive.
And inspiration from other sources
hahahaha im always the thread and conversation killer
old news , right?
TRENT SHERRILL IS AN AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHER!
very down-to-earth kind of guy!
Baskerville was the first guy who came to mind. Ganahl is pretty good too.As well as Mills, Alan Mayes,and a couple of other photogs at OSR and CKD. Frank R
Trying to pick others through unorthodox reasoning.. One of my favorites to look at doesn't generally take pictures of cars at shows or cover events all that often. His photography does impress me however. This fella I'm talking about is exStreamliner. If anyone's seen his build thread on the T roadster race car that he's been working on for a while now, they'll attest to this.
He is able to highlight the main subject of their photographs and show detailed shots of them. Probably one of the handful of build threads on here whose photography style I try to imitate in mine. I'm still learning more and more about my own DLSR as I go, so these pictures really motivate me to find better angles on each part I progress on. I generally try to avoid the common badly cropped pictures, or cut-off shots, out-of-focus shots, et cetera, that some guys make. There are guys who can take real good pictures of bad parts, and there are guys who can take horrible shots of a wonderfully-crafted part, then there are the few that take good shots of wonderfully-crafted parts. I'm not quite there yet with either aspects.
Bass also comes to mind.. His photography in his build threads are also what I'm talking about. Calls full attention to the main subject, clear, and very well thought out.
My lighting inspiration gets my number one vote because without seeing his work as a kid I would have never started trying to light stuff.......O.Winston Link. His train images are beyond belief, and to think that he made all his own stuff...... and hauled four miles of cable into the middle of nowhere.
Also on my favorites list
......and R.I.P my mentor and best person ever on the planet Courtney Hallowell.....He taught me that there is more to Automotive photography than just making money......Its all about the people
John Jackson is very professional ! Josh Mllcher is great also.
I have to say Steve Coonan. I had the pleasure of watching him shoot Ray Bartletts 34 3 window in Warren Michigan for the 10th Anniversary cover. Steve rented an indoor facility specifically for automotive photography, but that was only a small piece of the final product. For a day he set up the facility, set up his equipment, checked various combinations of light exposure, combed over negatives, had filmed developed to check set ups. Spent another day shooting, arranged the car in a hundred positions, litereally painted the floor when we moved the car and tires blackened it, and probably 50 other things I completely missed. It was very impressive. I've watched him shoot outdoors too. Same pain staking attention to every small detail. All very excellerated as he captures the best light for whatever time of day. Check out his photos of the event coverage at Pimlico last year - impressive.
In the end, all his work that I've seen captures the essence of our passion for hotrods, customs and racecars!!
Amen to that. We are not (Photo men) and we see the photo and say WOW that's a great shot and turn the page. Theirs more to it then clicking the shutter. That's why when we take a shot with our camera it don't look as good. Steves stuff is superb.
You nailed it! I would add Kurt Jones to the list. Medley taught me how to shoot a car feature with a single roll of film using a pawn shop 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 Yashica. If the HAMB is really "traditional" why are we posting digital photos?
Peter Vincent,Steve Coonan,Dale Monroe
For me, it was Eric Rickman on the west coast, and Bob Bissel in the Mid -atlantic and East coast
anyone remember Bob Hegge??? super guy of old
I picked up Perry's book when I was 14 and that started me on my journey. Then 10 years later when I was 24 I was published in a book along side him. What an honor. I love how imperfect his shots are, yet at the same time they're just perfect.
Peter Vincent and Scotty Gossen
The Best in the business is Steve Reyes and Bill Truby in my humble opinion.
Dan Greenburg gets my vote
Yep! I always liked his stuff!
Of the modern cats- this young Cooper fella from Oz.
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