ABC Radio Interview

Today I was on the ABC radios 'Focus' program with Nadia Mitsopoulos. Producer Jo Trilling asked me to chat about my 'Portrait of Cars' project. She had been following my instagram feed, www.instagram.com/benreynoldsphotographer.  So I nervously stumbled my way through a short interview. Here is a link .. just head to the 50 minute mark. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/focus/focus/9744918

Copy of Capture Magazine - The Annual Nov/Dec 2017

A late post, but I was happy to discover my work in this years Annual again. The Annual is a showcase of the year's best and strongest work from Australian and international photographers. 

Head On Photo Awards Landscape Finalist

Australias Top Emerging Photographers 2017 - Top 10

Today I received an email from chief editor at Capture Magazine’s Marc Gafen congratulating me on being selected as one of Australias top 10 emerging photographers for my 'Portrait of Cars' documentary/photojournalism project. The 2017, Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers received more than 800 portfolios and 4,800 images for this years Capture Magazines annual competition.

You can follow the project at www.instagram.com/benreynoldsphotographer, and www.coolcarphotography.com.

A Portrait of Cars - Annie & Jake

 Jake and Annie and their cool cars Vera & Valley, 1992 and 1982 Volvos at the Kirkwood Corner Store after a morning surf down at Cottesloe.

Jake and Annie and their cool cars Vera & Valley, 1992 and 1982 Volvos at the Kirkwood Corner Store after a morning surf down at Cottesloe.

Kents XW Falcon - Cottesloe Beach

 This is Kents modified 1970 XW Falcon. Stroked Cleveland engine, 450hp. Kent had owned the car for about 15 years and did quite a bit of work when he first bought it.

This is Kents modified 1970 XW Falcon. Stroked Cleveland engine, 450hp.
Kent had owned the car for about 15 years and did quite a bit of work when he first bought it.

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

  I was recently informed that this photograph, titled Danger, has been chosen as a semi-finalist in the prestigious, $50,000 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize to be announced next month. 

I was recently informed that this photograph, titled Danger, has been chosen as a semi-finalist in the prestigious, $50,000 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize to be announced next month. 

A Portrait of Cars - Jack & Skye

 1973 Volkswagen type 3 squareback.

1973 Volkswagen type 3 squareback.

Couple, Jack & Skye, are 22 year old Fremantle Creatives with a passion (and talent) for the arts, music, acting.....and of course 'cool cars'. They live in a cute little character home in Fremantle and can be seen regularly around the area in Jacks 1973 Volkswagen type 3 squareback. 

 

A Portrait of Cars - Valerie

 Valerie - The Local Hotel in South Fremantle

Valerie - The Local Hotel in South Fremantle

Valerie is a 1965 ap5 push button auto with a California side pack trim (cool orange detailing down the side). Freo local Dani, purchased her from a friend who's name is Valerie and has owned her for about 4 years.

A PORTRAIT OF CARS .... and their owners

 This is a 1958/59 Triumph TR3A that Mike has owned for about 12 years, during which he has restored it from poor condition to a reliable classic. It is  an ongoing labour of love.

This is a 1958/59 Triumph TR3A that Mike has owned for about 12 years, during which he has restored it from poor condition to a reliable classic. It is  an ongoing labour of love.

"The TR3A  is quite a fast car and easily keeps up with modern traffic, however, driving near some of the big trucks on the road can be daunting. Diane and I love to drive in the country around the hills where we live and the experience of the open top and old basic driving techniques is great."

 

A Portrait of Cars .... and their owners

 Every brand of film has its own characteristics. At the moment I am using 120 Fuji Pro 400H film for my Portrait of Cars project. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to organise your own car/portrait photoshoot.

Every brand of film has its own characteristics. At the moment I am using 120 Fuji Pro 400H film for my Portrait of Cars project. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to organise your own car/portrait photoshoot.

New Avant Card

Keep an eye out for my artist card which has been selected to appear on 10,000 Avant Cards around Australia. It was also selected on Artist Header Boards will be placed in 50 venues all over Australia and will be viewed by many hundreds of people a week! Great promotion for my exhibition later on in the year.

January Cars

On the road, including Cottesloe, Albany, and Busselton