Life has been so inspiring lately, and I can’t wait to tell you about an upcoming project that I’m taking on. Starting very soon, I’m photographing 10 fashion shoots featuring beautiful vintage vehicles from the West of England Transportation Collection. The owner, Colin Shears, started collecting vintage buses in the 1960’s, and now they have hundreds of beautiful vehicles housed in their country hangar.
I immediately contacted Colin’s son, Dan, the proprietor of the WETC, to see if he would be interested in collaborating. Surprisingly enough he was very interested and has been extremely generous with his time. The WETC restores an astonishing number of buses and it’s a real playground for a photographer like me. I took a tour of the facility recently and the ideas were just flowing. As far as our creative team goes, so far I’ve found a stylist and am holding castings for hair, make-up and models. My budget isn’t huge but I’m making it work. This isn’t one of those projects that you do for money, but passion, and I am absolutely positive we’re going to come out with some incredible images. For a Seattle photographer like me, England has really provided some amazing inspiration. I’m doing some location scouting right now and there are just so many viable options, it’s amazing. The whole project is an incredible amount of work, but the kind that doesn’t actually feel like work.
I can’t wait to get started and document my experience! What do you think?