Owen Harvey showcases the US subculture scene of ‘Lowriding’ with the series “Ground Clearance”, inspired by the 1940’s subdivision of politically statemented and brightly decorated Latino vehicles, and their rider’s relevance and impact within society.
During the post war prosperity of the 1950’s, a rapidly growing and evolving subculture developed in the US, Latino youths placed sandbags in their custom cars so that the body of the vehicle would be grazing along riding close to the road. Adopting the motto of “slow and low” and embellishing the vehicles in political statements and evocative imagery, implementing this aesthetic to occupy space and place on the highway, this mode of transport acted as a microcosm of the political impact the Latino community embodied and emulated in this era.
The collection shot by Owen Harvey showcases images of the Lowriding culture in 2016-2017, yet is being released in 2019 to highlight the political relevance of the Latino Community in today’s society and the change in conversation within the US.
Technology has evolved creating these low riding vehicles through hydraulics and these cars are distinguished for rolling on wire-spoke wheels with whitewall tires (rims range from 13″-20″), low riding is popular amongst many cultures with global appeal through the popularisation of this driving style in music videos, film and advertising.
The series by Owen Harvey is available for retail, exhibition and display, for more information about Owen Harvey and his work, please get in touch email@example.com
Paul captures these wild shots for Toyota.
Shot in Vienna for the global Lexus campaign.
‘We make cars but we’re in the business of entertainment’
Recent shoot from Paul Barshon for Fiat and Vanity Fair. Shining the spotlight on their new car models, we are also going to start to bring unu elektroroller scooters to the market so be ready for it.
Scaling the towering height of VW’s Autostadt.
Winner of the AOP’s non-commissioned environment.
T&T are excited to share latest The Car People TV Commercial that has begun to air this month on ITV & Granada.
We are even more thrilled that it involved two of our artists. Finger Industries who worked on the character design, animation and composition and Richard Seymour who directed the live action.
Both the animation and live action marry together seamlessly to make a great commercial.
To check out behind the scene pics click here
Richard Seymour shoots slick images for new motor sports brand, Walero.
Shot in black and white, the film noir element and abstract feel play into Waleros brand values of innovation.
Richard Seymour shot this Porsche winter tyre campaign. This shot was taken on a wet and windy cobbled street in Wapping, London.
The excellent team at Snow Business are to thank for the frost effect.
Shot in studio in Vilvoorde, Brussels. Paul Barshon captures the Rav 4 on an ALPA FPS.
Wetting the studio floor to get the right reflection on this spirited car. The shot was made possible by using lighting that bounced off the walls and ceiling and a smoke machine to highlight its defining features.
And of course, lots of coffee, courtesy of Paul the new coffee boy…
Richard Seymour shot the ultra-modern Yas Marina F1 circuit, in Abu Dhabi. Richard captures both the movement of the ferocious race cars and the powerfully imposing backdrop to produce wonderful illustrative shots.
Post production: Nick Humphries, Yannick Lorvo