Most of you will know me as a professional photographer based in London. I spend a lot of time shooting urban photography writing about photography and sharing helpful tips on running a successful photography business when I’m not simply shooting commissions for clients including Adidas, Sky Sports, Peugeot, etc...
The2CVdiaries.com is a very different personal project I started in mid-November 2015 after buying “Babette” my 1963 Citroen 2CV AZAM which I keep at my Dorset home where we go on weekends.
It allows me to do something a little less demanding. It’s an escape, a release from doing things always with a purpose, or sticking to tight deadlines.
The only aim here is to have fun. I have had a passion for the Citroen 2CV my entire life and this is where I share it.
My lovely wife Chrystall and I plan to take a little road trip on-board Babette our 2CV next year. Where-ever it takes us definitely won’t happen fast, but we look forward to it. It’ll make for an interesting blog.
I’ve done some automotive photography and cinemagraphs for Peugeot recently and I enjoyed it a lot so this project will be a great way to polish my automotive photography technique too.
We enjoy the 2CV so much and yet it's only the start. It’s a very photogenic classic French car which makes it a lot of fun to photograph and it’s a car which I really relate to, at least the philosophy and thinking behind its design.
The 2CV has no ego, it’s humble, it makes people smile, it’s never in a rush, it’s a perfect example of less is more and it has character which most cars nowadays lack.
It actually makes me want to leave my mobile phone at home when I go for a drive.
I have already started cutting down on many things which simply take too much of my time and causing me too much stress. I've been in London which I love since 2003 so it is time to re-organise and get my priorities right.
Life’s too short to do things you don’t enjoy or deal with people who aren’t worth the time.