Car was the star
I have always enjoyed photographing my car and so I also enjoyed the article Auto Exposure in AP 23 September. I have been driving for nearly 60 years and recently my car suffered a cracked windscreen – only the second in that time. I had to take my auto – a Mazda MX5 convertible – to a workshop for repair. I also took along my Panasonic GX80, and received permission to take shots.
The result – more than 150 shots over about two hours. As my car is ‘soul red’ it stood out quite well, although the best shots were of the two mechanics, contorting their faces as they worked away with screwdrivers and other tools.
I intend to make up an AV show, but how many people will be interested in seeing a new windscreen being fitted? Alexander Mollison, via email More than you’d think, Alexander. Stock libraries such as Alamy report a strong demand for pictures of ‘real people doing real jobs’, so keep on with your environmental portraiture projects. Ironically they might be able to sell more than pictures of classic cars, which are pretty common! – Geoff Harris, deputy editor