About

Welcome

Welcome to my web site, home to retro Automotive Fashion and Event Photography. Pour yourself a root beer and get comfortable. You may not guess from my photos but I’m based in the UK. My photographic mission is to capture the atmosphere of Kustom Kulture, the people, the events and the cars.

I take inspiration lots of places, including from other photographers and I collect photography monographs. Some of my favorites are David Bailey, Gary Winogrand, Annie Leibowitz, Harry Benson, Richard Heeps and Gregory Crewdson. I also take inspiration from films, I’ve done a couple of Tarrantino inspired shoots and enjoy the work of David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock. I don’t really take inspiration from any other car photographers which I hope brings a different take to my work. I’m interested in the relationship that people have with cars and how that manifests itself. When I shoot a model with a car there has to be a connection, a reason that she is there and interacting with the car, that’s why they are dressed from the same period as the car. I think this makes a difference to the models being empowered in the photos, they are the driver or the mechanic not just a girl draped over the car.

I am a founder member of the Hot Rod Photographers Alliance.

Testimonials

“There are a lot of people out there who call themselves photographers but it takes a certain something to make a great photographer. A keen eye for detail, a sense of composition, and the ability to connect with his or her subject matter. Nick Grant has all of these.”
MILKCOW MAGAZINE

“The buzz cut wearing, 57 Chevy driving cameraman really does get what’s going on. His pictures truely have a vintage feel to them and everyone of his subject matters just pops right off the page.”
VINTAGE HOT ROD ASSOCIATION

“As a collection of great images that sum up events like the Hot Rod Hayride, this is right on the money, and you’ll love it for that”
CUSTOM CAR MAGAZINE

Credits

I’ve been lucky enough to have had my work published in the following:

Magazines

Custom Car
Ol’ Skool Rodz
Classic American
Volksworld
Ultra VW
Milkcow
Connected
Street Gasser
Digital Photographer
Hayburner

Books

Book of Kool
Pinstripe Planet
Pinstripe Planet II
Tiki Mugs
Bug Jam and All That

Exhibitions

Brighton Tattoo Convention
NSRA Billing Fun Run
NSRA Supernationals
NSRA Hot Rod Drags
Hot Rod Hayride
Rhythm Riot

Advertising

UPS
Mopar
Spring Break Car Show
Viking Coachworks
Rhythm Riot

Other

London Fashion Week
8 Ball Diner
Volkszone Calendar

1 Comment

  • Dale

    1

    Hi Nick, Just a short note to say that we really appreciate your contribution to recording the classic beetle culture for years of enthusiasts to come. Keep rodding.

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