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Five Favorite Hot Rod Photographers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Butch M
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,577

    Butch M

    Doug Reed Travis Dan Greenburg
  2. longhorizon
    Joined: Sep 25, 2011
    Posts: 54


    What? No mention of Viva VanStory??
  3. Jonneville
    Joined: Aug 27, 2010
    Posts: 111

    from NY and UK

    Peter Vincent gets my vote - his work just takes me to another world.


  4. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 988

    from long beach

    Wow thanks for the mention guys. Just trying to keep the sport alive.


    Andy S
    David P
    Eric R
    And inspiration from other sources
  5. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 988

    from long beach

    hahahaha im always the thread and conversation killer
    old news , right?
    very down-to-earth kind of guy!
  7. frank rempel
    Joined: May 6, 2013
    Posts: 19

    frank rempel
    from kingman az

    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
  8. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,031


    Wow! Thanks!
  9. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618


    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.
  10. NotStockPhoto
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,322


    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

    Scott Killeen
    Tim Sutton
    Wes Allison
    ......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
  11. mr.32
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 77


    John Jackson is very professional ! Josh Mllcher is great also.
  12. 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!!
  13. Ice man
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 983

    Ice man

    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.
  14. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,706

    from Colorado

    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?
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013
  15. Ranchero59
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 491


    Peter Vincent,Steve Coonan,Dale Monroe
    Joined: Mar 20, 2008
    Posts: 296


    For me, it was Eric Rickman on the west coast, and Bob Bissel in the Mid -atlantic and East coast
  17. anyone remember Bob Hegge??? super guy of old
  18. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,347

    Chuck R

    Steve C.
    Peter V.
    Joe Barnett
    Gray B.
  19. april may
    Joined: Jul 6, 2004
    Posts: 600

    april may

    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.
  20. 5w32
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,062


    Peter Vincent and Scotty Gossen
  21. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,789


    The Best in the business is Steve Reyes and Bill Truby in my humble opinion.

  22. littlebluecoupe
    Joined: Nov 5, 2012
    Posts: 23


    Dan Greenburg gets my vote
  23. Wedgehead426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2013
    Posts: 114


    Yep! I always liked his stuff!
  24. Strother McMinn
    Of the modern cats- this young Cooper fella from Oz.
  25. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,036

    1. 60s Show Rods

    George Barris
    tim Sutten
    Andy Southerd
    Bob Hegge
    Bob D'olivo
    Rik Amado
    Coby Gwerts
    Joe Jackson

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