vespamore photography (pronounced "vespa-mor-ay" combining the words vespa and amore, the Italian word for love, "vespalove" by definition)
- 35mm film photography by Paul Hart, gallery - here As well as featuring my own work, this blog also features work by other photographers and anything else creative that has caught my attention or inspired me. I am also current editor of the Veteran Vespa Club quarterly JOURNAL for club members.

book, photography by Paul Hart, available to order via link -

RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES book, photography by Paul Hart, available to order via link - here

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In vespa...


Vespa en la calle

Vespa en la calle by aremesal

"Film Rollei RPX400@200 Developed with Rodinal R09 One Shot 1+100 for 60:00 minutes at 20ºC in stand development, 18 inversions for the first minute, and then one inversion at 30 minutes"

Nice film capture from Álvaro Remesal Royo taken in Valladolid, ES - see also



Nice composition from Mikina Dimunova like the vespa & rider front right, with the eye then being led around the edge of the field..

See more of Mikina's work on her website here -



Nice period shot re-blogged from ScotaPOwa Rumble ... Motoculture !!!



RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS book, photography by Paul Hart/vespamore photography/yours truly as featured in the current issue of Benzina magazine - Issue 12.

The initial run of 200 copies is nearly sold out with approx 25 copies left - get your copy while you still can. 

RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS, photography by Paul Hart - available to order at £29.50 + P&P via link here

For more on the exceptional Benzina magazine, see previous post - here

Benzina magazine rides again...

I've mentioned Benzina magazine on vespamore numerous times before, although not for a while now ...

Greg Pullen, Benzina's committed creator & editor took a break after issue 10. Unsurprisingly he had run out of gas, having spent a large amount of time writing & researching features/articles & not inconsiderable investment, on what is a personal crusade/labour of love for all things classic Italian motorcycles. Greg had consistently produced Benzina pretty much on his own, occasionally calling in help from friends & willing contributors who shared his own vision & passion for Italian bikes, such as Vicki Smith from

As with any small scale project like this & knowing from my own 'vespamore' experience, it can be a long road pursuing a personal passion & endeavoring to bring it to a wider audience. It requires a lot of hard work, time & effort for often very little in return & can be pretty thankless at times! Greg has aimed (very successfully in my opinion) to put out a motorcycle publication in a league of it's own, set apart from all the other 2-wheel offerings regularly appearing on the newstands. The squarer format of the magazine on thicker matt paper & satin cover has a very nice, high quality feel & is worth every penny of it's £9 cover price. 'Quality not quantity' is the overriding ethos that jumps out from every page with an emphasis on decent photography - my own 35mm film work has been featured in Benzina numerous times, rating high among my prouder achievements.

After a well earned rest & re-assessment, I'm really pleased Greg has now returned with a revised version of Benzina magazine with the additional help of a partner & some added investment. The mag now looks & feels even better than before which is saying something; the content & print quality of issues 1-10 were already of a high calibre.

Greg Pullen & Benzina magazine serves as an inspiration (for me personally) & fellow creatives to carry on doing what they're doing; aspiring to produce something of genuine quality and uniquely different to other offerings - that to me deserves respect & is to be applauded.

If you have a passing or strong interest in classic Italian motorcyles you owe it to yourself to buy Benzina magazine - you will definitely be thanking me for bringing it to your attention, if you didn't already know of Benzina before now.

The current issue - Benzina Issue 12 can be ordered here as well as any of the previous eleven back issues.



Consistently great - another cool shot from American vespamore contributor, Jenny Markley Taken at this year's East coast classic vintage scooter rally, Wildwood, New Jersey, May 31st - June 2nd 2013. Full set - here

Previous blog post on Jenny's lovely vision of life through her lens - here


At the lake

At the lake by whatsmynameagain

"Last day of scootering in 2013. Posing at the Untersee. West of Berlingen."

Nice shot by Christoph - see also


Untitled by Flat-Black 66

Gorgeous image taken by Bowen Stead in Paris with his Yashica 124g shot on Kodak TMX 100 film.

This is so nice & highlights the differences between film & digital.. for me anyway. I don't think you could get anywhere near this on digital, not without applying filters & putting it through Photoshop etc.

Bowen - thanks for letting me feature this lovely capture - great work !


Vespa Gran Lusso

vespa gran  lusso by ziad ali attamimi

camera nikon F5. film 135 kodak portra 400

The best view of a classic vespa in my opinion; three quarter front on...

Nice ratty GL150 captured well by ziad ali attmimi - see the full set here

Scooter Commuter

Scooter Commuter by Few Peeps - 15,000 Favs

Great shot, title & description here from Nick Fewings...

"This guy was near Radio City Music Hall, New York City. I loved his stylish Vespa and how casually dressed he was. It was like a juxtaposition between the cool, stylish scooter and his casual attire."

Retrospective Cycles

                             click images to view large

My scooter dealer Retrospective Scooters also imports classic Italian racing bicycles going by the name of Retrospective Cycles.

They've had some very nice business cards made up using some shots from a shoot I did for them a few years ago, some of the original shots in my cycles set - here

Retrospective Cycles details below:

email -

Tel: 020 8888 5424


Vespa giallo

Vespa by Luca Perri

Love this shot taken by Luca Perri in Bari, Apulia, Italy

I took this a few years ago in Bari & this shot on the same trip..


piega su piega

piega su piega by mywordmyvision 2010

Fantastic shot from Cristian Gelpi, see more great shots from this vespa-cross series by Cristian - here

GS trio

                        click foto to view large

Nice image sent in by John Moore who says:

"This photo was taken last Sunday at the Vespa brunch in Ibaraki, Japan. Front to back are GS150's VS1, 2 & 3 that were on show. Picture taken by iPhone and then effects added using an app."

Thanks very much for sending this in John ; )

Anyone else who would like to send in their quality vespa images can email them to me at


Avon Celli e L’Eroica

Avon Celli e L’Eroica from WP on Vimeo.

Check out this beautiful film of L'Eroica, the cycling event I visited last weekend in the heart of Chianti, Toscana, Italy.

Looking forward to collecting my film prints early next week after shooting ten films while at this year's L'Eroica...

Vespa entre luces y sombras.

Vespa entre luces y sombras. by raul gonza|ez

Dreamy soft tones in this atmospheric shot by  
Raúl González, whose great vespa shots are regularly
featured on the vespamore site

More from Raúl - here

Project 90

Lovely close-up by rollertilly aka Stefan of his VBB150, view the full set here, well worth a look...

You can also check out Stefan's website where the story will be continued.

Stefan, thanks for letting me feature this great shot & set of fotos ; )


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Lovely shot by Dzung Le taken in Vietnam


Vespa 150

Vespa 150 by vespamore photography
foto by vespamore photography on Flickr.

Nice orig. paint VBA taken at Retrospective Scooters - September 2013.

Shot on Kodak Portra 400 35mm film taken with my Olympus OM-2N

L'Eroica 2013

L'Eroica 2013 by vespamore photography
foto by vespamore photography on Flickr.
Lying down on the job, shooting one of the participants in this year's L'Eroica, taken last weekend. I took over 300 shots on film which are currently being developed, looking forward to seeing the fruits of my labour... — just outside of Volpaia, Toscana, Italy.

L'Eroica website - here 

In the mean time you can check out these nice shots on 2VELO to get a feel for this fantastic classic cycle event.


Cortina '63

Cortina '63 by vespamore photography
foto by vespamore photography on Flickr.

Nice Messerschmitt GS I recently took on 35mm film at Mozzino's bar in Broadwick Street, London W1. See also this shot

This is part of an ongoing exhibition celebrating vespa ownership in 1950s London, there's also a great piece on Soho Vespa Club who had probably the most interesting cog badge design I've seen. Get along to Mozzino if you can for a coffee & to check out the exhibition.


Vintage by N.D.K.K.

Another outstanding shot from Bulgarian photographer Dido Mihajlov taken in Madrid where he currently lives - just love this one..!

See yesterday's post too from Dido...

Abrollern Italien 2013 Teil 2



139/365. by Ronnie Gavelin

Great shot taken by Ronnie Gavelin in Sweden..

Black Cinelli

Black Cinelli by vespamore photography
foto by vespamore photography on Flickr.

Beautiful black Cinelli taken at Retrospective Cycles, London N8 - September 2013.

Shot with my Olympus OM-2N on Kodak Portra 400 35mm film.

Check out my classic cycles set - here


2 by N.D.K.K.

Stunning shot by Dido Mihajlov taken in Madrid, ES

Check out Dido's Vespa set of shots - here


... and after

Restored SS90 by vespamore photography

SS90 taken September 2013 restored by Retropsective Scooters

Shot by me on Kodak Portra 400 35mm film with my Olympus OM-2N, Zuiko F/1.4 lens. See previous post for pre-resto shot; I wish I had some expired Ektachrome film left, would have been great to have shot this follow up on it.. See also this shot of restored Super Sprint.


02 by vespamore photography

SS90 taken January 2013, pre-restoration by Retrospective Scooters

Shot by me on cross-processed expired Ektachrome film with my Olympus OM-2N, Zuiko F/1.4 lens. See also this shot of same scoot pre-resto.



Triumph by vespamore photography

Nice Triumph I spotted in North London last week, taken with my Olympus OM-2N on Kodak Portra 35mm fim.

Check out more of my classic bike shots - here

Miraggi notturni sognando illetto. ...

Miraggi notturni sognando il letto. ...#vespa #vespagram #piaggio #et3 #miraggio by Federico Savogin

Liking the results in this composition by Federico Savogin..


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