Car was the star

Amateur Photographer - - 7days -

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

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