Vintage Volkswagens and photography!
I caught the photography bug early when, at the age of four, I was given a Kodak 126 camera by my father who was also a keen photographer. I’ve had some sort of camera around ever since, including the Olympus 35mm cameras we borrowed at art collage, my old Zenith 35mm, a Minolta 35mm and a Lomo…
Then, I thought I’d give digital photography a try. I bought a little Canon Powershot and I’ve never looked back! After several years with the Powershot I upgraded to a Canon 350d which Ive also used for ages but, I’ve now decided to upgrade again to a 60d which I think is a great camera (compared to the 350d). It’s so fast and easy to use, I’m having lots of fun with it!
I’ve also had an interest in cars, again, from my schooldays. Hot rods, classic cars, drag racing etc. but, it wasn’t until I finished art collage in ’84 that I bought my first beetle: a customised Texas yellow 1303 with wolfrace wheels! I’ve owned many aircooled VWs over the years, some stock, some customised but it’s the Vintage pre-1967 cars that interest me the most. I now own an unrestored 1955 Swedish Oval window beetle in stratos silver.
I’m keen to develop my photographic skills, always on the lookout for new locations, hints and tips, and cars to shoot. So if you have an interest in vintage Volkswagens, photography or perhaps both then I’d love to hear from you.
If you own a vintage VW and are looking to keep with the VW lifestyle in a newer vehicle Chapman VW has been selling Volkswagens since 1966! Dedicated to the VW lifer and the “Get in Get happy” generation.
You can view more of my photos on MHPIX