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.

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

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

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29.3.14

chillin' ..


Nice shot seen on iamascooterist

Lyon



Lovely street capture with vespa by berrberr2012 taken in Lyon, FR

Scooterworks




Nice shot taken by Jase at Scooterworks in London, note the custom bodywork on the burgundy GL150 in the foreground. Have seen this myself when I've visited & apparently is period customisation from the 1960s ...

Check out more of Jase's work on his website here - www.jellisphoto.co.uk

Ordu, Texas - 2nd Trailer


Ordu, Texas - 2nd Trailer from 2Enduro on Vimeo.

Check out the lovely second trailer for Ordu, Texas ...

"Ordu, Texas" is an independent documentary movie about Osman Gursoy. He is a 80 year old man currently living in Ordu (Turkey) who has travelled more than 200.000 kms. on his small Vespa across Europe and North America in the 70's. His passion for motorbikes starts with a modification of a bicycle when he was young, simply he adds a engine to it. This lifetime journey takes him from Turkey to Europe and far across Arizona.

You can see the first trailer for Ordu, Texas - here


28.3.14

Buon Compleanno..!!

                                          click foto to view large

Happy customer! I was commissioned by this vespa fan's wife to shoot his collection of 4 vespas (Augsburg GS3, Douglas 52L2, SS180 & PX) for his birthday present. We went to some lengths to do this as it was a big surprise & we had to get her other half out of the house for the day... anyway pleased with the result! The foto was taken on Kodak Portra 35mm film with my Olympus OM-2N manual SLR camera and enlarged to A3 size. If you'd like something similar done, give me a shout at vespamore photography ... 

www.vespamore.com 

E-mail: vespamore@hotmail.co.uk

27.3.14

Carosello ✿ Vespa Piaggio (Tinto Brass "Gli hippies") 1973



Great period Piaggio film advertising the advantages of Vespa over the cramped & uncomfortable daily commute to work ...


21.3.14

Working in progress for Carla

Working in progress for Carla #vespa #vespagram #150 #gl #vintage #piaggio #gift #1963 by Federico Savogin
foto by Federico Savogin on Flickr.
An Italian friend of mine has just acquired this very nice Vespa Gran Lusso 150 to add to his growing scooter collection .. I mean for his very soon to be born daughter !

More pics - here

garage vespa

garage vespa by restafabrizio

Beautiful shot by Fabrizio Resta, love this ...

20.3.14

Opening Party invitation - Retrospective Scooters




Your Invitation To Our
Grand Opening Event


Noon to 5.00pm, Saturday, 26th April 2014


Below is an invitation to you and your scootering friends to come to our season kick off scooter event on Saturday, 26th April, 2014 at our new showroom in Wood Green, flyer below.

There will be loads going on including music, a bar, prizes and food.  We have loads of off street parking (for scooters), so, clean off the winter cobwebs and come down and see us.

 The London Scooter Bodyshop team will be there too as we are both located in the same building now, meaning you can get all your scooter servicing, repairs and restoration work done on one place .

Also, you may be interested to read about Edition 2 of Retrospective Scooters The Book, which is published this May and, as there is a limited print run again, please place and advanced order if you want to secure a copy.

Finally, for all you Facebook fans out there, we how have a live and active Facebook page with news, views, info and pictures too.  Please take a look and give us a Like or Friend request.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Niall  




vespa

vespa by DNLdays

Nice detail shot by DNL days taken in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany

18.3.14

Retrospective Scooters featured in Clutch magazine




Retrospective Scooters recently had a visit at their new location - 1-6 Crescent Mews, London N22, from influential Japanese magazine, Clutch.

Clutch features cultures, influences and styles from Japan, America, Europe and beyond and visited Retrospective to find out more about scooters and check out the new larger workshops and showroom. Above are a few of the pages from the published article, more pics on Retrospective's site - here

www.clutchmagjapan.com

www.retrospectivescooters.com



iDO.

iDO. by s.f.p.


Lovely shot by Spanish photographer Sara Fernández, more vespa shots from Sara - here

Vespe

2013-03-09_12-04-39_104 by Cristi Türcin

Nice shot by Cristi Turcin, President of Vespa Club Romania, taken in Thailand.

www.clubvespa.ro

16.3.14

South Coast 16.3.14

South Coast 16.3.14 by vespamore photography

As Ashley says below, spent the afternoon on the south coast taking the last shots for the second edition of my RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS book in glorious warm sunshine on the beach, due for release at the end of April, available to pre-order = here

"Spent the afternoon with Roger Smith and Paul Hart, the latter taking photos for his forthcoming new edition of his "Retrospective Scooters" book. What great weather it was!"

Foto by Ashley Lenton (Editor - Veteran Vespa Club Journal)


12.3.14

RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS book (2nd Edition)

RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS book (2nd Edition) by vespamore photography

Film shot I took last weekend; this 1955 Vespa GS150 is a Douglas of Bristol assembled first series VS1, belonging to a collection of old vespas I photographed for the second edition of my RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS book.

The second edition will include approx 100 new, unseen shots I've taken of classic Vespas. Comprised of three 'chapters':

1 - 'Retrospective Scooters' (new & old shots taken at the North London dealer's new & former premises, some of which featured in the first edition),

2 - 'Collections' (all new shots taken of two separate Vespa collections, giving an intriguing insight into the compulsive yet fascinating world of Vespa collectors).

3 - 'Scooters' (all new feature shots of well chosen individual vespas).

Vespas featured in the new book include, at least three Douglas Rod models, two GS160 MK1 (one in original paint supplied by Eddie Grimstead), three 90SS (one still in its original blue pavone paint, supplied by Arthur Francis) three SS180, two GS150 VS1, GS150 VS2, Douglas 92L2 and Motovespa GT160.

The large majority of featured Vespas are very original with many still in their factory paint. The second installment is very different from the first book with multiple new images to see for those who bought the first book and of course those who didn't. All the new images are being kept under wraps and will not be posted on the web; available only to view in the book to maintain exclusivity. The above image is for promotion only and will not feature in the book.

I have one more Vespa photoshoot to do this coming weekend and that should be all the new fotos completed with the second edition due for publication late April 2014.

The second edition of RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS (every photograph captured on 35mm film) can be pre-ordered via link - here

www.vespamore.com


Vespa (Federation of International Vespa Clubs) Portugal

7.3.14

Eurovespa 1961 - Salzburg



 

Some amazing shots taken by Spanish Vespa adventurer, Jordi Balart in Austria, check out the full set  - here

Jordi may well have been Spain's answer to Andre Baldet in that he established his own Vespa dealership which is still going today & travelled extensively by Vespa; promoting his business in the process ...

Vespa Balart's website - www.vespabalart.com


RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES book - front & back covers




Getting there with the new publication RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES, as can be seen above with the front & back covers, subtly but expertly designed and laid out by graphic designer, David Hardy.

The front shot was taken by me on 35mm film (as have all the book's shots) at  Retrospective Cycle's North London workshops and showroom. The back cover shot was taken during L'Eroica 2013 at the famous oak tree, near Castello di Brolio along the L'Eroica route in Tuscany and 'Bianche Strade'.

Due to be published and launched in May 2014, RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES can be pre-ordered - here

www.vespamore.com

www.retrospectivecycles.com

www.davidhardy.co.uk



 

SCOOTERING - Issue 333, March 2014


Made the front cover of the world's favourite Scootering mag..!

This 'Classic original Vespa GS150' is a feature scoot in March's edition, the published shots are part of a series I took in August 2013 in and around Canterbury in Kent.

Check out the full article in this month's Scootering of this very nice, original paint GS150 VS4, you can also see the full set of images I took - here

I am available for commissions if you'd like me to photograph your own scoot, classic ride etc, details below.

Email: vespamore@hotmail.co.uk

www.vespamore.com

www.scootering.com

px/ste-catherine/girl

px/ste-catherine/girl by lolotamtam


Nice shot taken by laurent simonet

5.3.14

RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS (2nd Edition)




Here is  the new cover of the revised (second edition) Retrospective Scooters book, due for publication hopefully at the end of April in time for Retrospective Scooters' 'grand opening'.

I aim to have shot the new, remaining 35mm film photographs for the book taken by mid-March & then graphic designer, David Hardy will crack on with laying it out ready for printing ..

RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS book (2nd Edition) available to pre-order - here










Customshow Ried 2014

CustomshowRied2014180 by sipscootershop


One of the fotos taken by S.I.P. Scootershop at the Ried Customshow in Austria, see the full set - here

You can also read SIP's report - here

www.sip-scootershop.com

Luci in Cồn Market

Luci in Cồn Market by ©dzucohuynh


Nice shot by Dzuco Huỳnh taken In Vietnam I think..


4.3.14

RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES book

RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES book by vespamore photography



Coming soon - RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES - a book of beautiful 35mm film cycling photography taken in London and at L'Eroica 2013.

A collaboration between Retrospective Cycles, London's & the UK's premier importer of classic Italian racing bicycles and photographer, Paul Hart (vespamorephotography).

Due for publication in May 2014, available to pre-order - here

www.vespamore.com

www.retrospectivecycles.com

RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES book - coming soon

RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES book - coming soon by vespamore photography

Coming soon - RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES - a book of beautiful 35mm film cycling photography taken in London and at L'Eroica 2013.

A collaboration between Retrospective Cycles, London's & the UK's premier importer of classic Italian racing bicycles and photographer, Paul Hart (vespamorephotography).

Due for publication in May 2014, available to pre-order - here

www.vespamore.com

www.retrospectivecycles.com

1.3.14

Cleveland Street

Cleveland Street by vespamore photography


Shooting again early doors this morning, for the new edition of my Retrospective Scooters book in Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, London.

Photo - GK 1/3/14

Second edition of RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS available for pre-order - here

www.vespamore.com

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