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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29.4.14

Pics from Retrospective Scooters' re-opening & book launch





In between chatting to folk & selling copies of my new book I managed to squeeze off a roll of 35mm film shots; the best of which are shown in this set - here

The second edition of my Retrospective Scooters book is available to order securely online here - www.vespamore.bigcartel.com/product/retrospective-scooters-photography-by-paul-hart
 




GS Soho shoot


I shot this lovely 1962 MKI GS160 for the second edition of my Retrospective Scooters book early one Saturday morning in London's Soho. It's one of the very few vespas featured not in it's original paint but I think most would agree a very worthy inclusion for the book. I reckon Soho was an inspired location to shoot it too ...

This shot was taken by the GS's proud & lucky owner.


28.4.14

Vespa GT



Like this shot of my Motovespa GT160 taken by
Vespacollective at Saturday's Retrospective event & book
launch, more of Vespacollective's shots from Saturday - here

Retrospective Scooters book (second edition) - here

www.retrospectivescooters.com


26.4.14

Retrospective re-opening & book launch

Foto by Jacq Hart

Me photographed at Retrospective Scooters/London Scooter Bodyshop for today's grand re-opening & launch of my Retrospective Scooters book (second edition). Pictured with my 'tools of the trade' - vespa, camera & helmet - everything I need for doing what I do ...

Had a great response to the new & much improved book featuring tonnes of new shots. A great day with friends and family in attendance and blessed with some great weather in North London.

RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS (2nd Edition) now on sale at £29.50 plus postage & packing, available to order securely online - here

www.vespamore.com


RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS (second edition) - now in stock!



Collected 200 copies of my Retrospective Scooters (second edition) book this afternoon from London printer, Instant Print W1. Have had a leisurely peruse tonight and am very pleased with the finished result.

Look out for me at Retrospective Scooters' grand re-opening later today (Saturday) where I will be selling copies at £29.50. Over 70% of the 35mm film photographs are new & can only be viewed by getting the book; they will not be available to view online.

Thanks to everyone so far who has pre-ordered a copy of the book, these will be despatched next week.

New book orders placed will be despatched within 1-2 days of receipt of order.

RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS (second edition) is available to order securely online - here

www.vespamore.com


25.4.14

Vespa in black & white




Lovely shot by kuronakko taken with a Leica M5 on Fuji Neopan film

More of kuronakko's photography - here


24.4.14

Retrospective Scooters re-opening party this Saturday!

Foto by Retrospective Scooters

Looking forward to the Retrospective Scooters re-opening this Saturday at their new location in Wood Green close to Alexandra Palace, one mile from their former site in Hornsey. I'll be there 'hawking' the brand new, second edition of my Retrospective Scooters book for the first time, hope to see you there!

If you can't make it but would like a copy of the new book, it is available to order securely online - here


Retrospective Scooters Grand Opening, FB event page  - here

www.vespamore.com

www.retrospectivescooters.com


23.4.14

The Lions - This Generation



Short film by Stones Throw

Indian scooter style



Beautiful shot taken by Ralf Roller of S.I.P. Scootershop while visiting India earlier this year.

Despite SIP's 20 year success story, Ralf & many of the staff are still scooterists at heart. I've always stopped & admired SIP adverts in the likes of Scootering & Classic Scooterist Scene magazines; they have an innate sense of style and looking at Ralf's shot here, you can see where it comes from ..

www.sip-scootershop.com



22.4.14

Papped!


Foto by Vespacollective

Caught on camera (far left of shot) while on the Veteran Vespa Club's 50th Anniversary London-Brighton ride earlier in April, see previous post - here

Vespa, London.


                Nice shot by Nelson MouĂ«llic taken in London


Check out more of photographer, Nelson's work on his website - www.mouellic.com


Buona Pasqua

                            foto source - Vespa Club Polska


A belated Happy Easter to all vespamore viewers!

I took last week off, hope you all had a good break ; )

www.vespamore.com


15.4.14

Book proof



Going over the printer's proof for the second edition of my Retrospective Scooters book. Much more book for the same price of £29.50 plus P&P; nearly 200 pages, up from 120 pages for the first edition. Over 70% of the photographic content is new, again every image has been shot on 35mm film. On sale from 26th April, available to pre-order - here

www.vespamore.com


12.4.14

Primavera in Giappone


Lovely pic sent in by Japan based John, vespamore follower and book customer, clearly a man with good taste..!

"Hi Paul, I thought you might like this pic of a 1963 Vespa 50 (small door) smallframe. It was restored and is owned by my friend Naoya Aizawa of the Vespa Club Miyagi, Japan. I like the colours in this pic.It was taken this week but could be 40 years ago. A nice Japanese spring photo!"

If anyone else wants to share a great vespa foto on here, you can send it in to vespamore@hotmail.co.uk

Cheers John & thanks for sharing ; )



Vespa Rally Indonesia



Love this ... sourced - here

www.vesparallyindonesia.com

VBB 1965 Blue



Very nice shot by Warit Wanlaor taken in Chiangmai, Thailand

11.4.14

S.I.P. Scootershop - 20 years performance and style



"For our 20 years anniversary this year we asked ourselves some questions. What is it that drives us? What motivates us to do what we do? Answers can be found in our 20 years Video freshly uploaded to our SIP TV YouTube channel" - S.I.P. Scootershop

www.sip-scootershop.com

RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS book (Vol. 2) - nearly here ..



"Just putting the finishing touches to Paul Hart's second edition of Retrospective Scooters. Due to be published during April 2014, it once again shows Paul’s love of Vespa’s and his eye for photography. Paul works solely with 35mm and the results speak for themselves. It’s always a pleasure to work with Paul. Keep an eye out for his next publication Retrospective Cycles book"- Graphic Designer, David Hardy.

www.vespamore.bigcartel.com

www.davidhardy.co.uk

Butcher Garage - Vespa Scooters - S2production


Butcher Garage - Vespa Scooters - S2production from Butcher Garage on Vimeo.

Cool vid from Butcher Garage ...


8.4.14

VVC 50th Anninversay London - Brighton ride



Taken by me Saturday 5th April 2014 at Brighton Marina on the Veteran Vespa Club's 50th anniiversary ride from Epsom Downs to Brighton.

The very nice GS150 VS5 (pictured centre) is a last minute addition to the second edition of my Retrospective Scooters book, along with a beautiful original paint red SS180 that was also on the ride. The GS is still wearing it's original paint complete with running in sticker on inside of legshields.

The finished draft is due to go the printer later this week & is due for release on the 26th April.

RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS (2nd Edition) can be pre-ordered - here

www.vespamore.com  

3.4.14

Retrospective Cycles book launch flyer



Here's the flyer for the Retrospective Cycles book launch.

First three people to present me with a copy of this flyer on the night will receive a  free copy of the book, priced at £29.50. We will have copies of the book on sale too.

First half pint will be free to those attending.

If you'd like a copy of the book but can't come on 29th May, you can pre-order a copy here - www.vespamore.bigcartel.com orders will be shipped very soon after launch on 29th May.

Book launch FB page - here

Flyer put together by graphic designer David Hardy - www.davidhardy.co.uk


2.4.14

Supersprint




I love coming across fellow vespa fans/addicts with an interest not only in our beloved vespa but also with an eye for taking a decent photograph and a healthy passion for design, in short holding similar beliefs to my own ...

One such example is the German collective known as 'vespassione' who between them take some very cool vespa photography and indulge in a bit of quality film making while riding their vespas - definitely my kind of people!

Their typically German tastes pretty much echo my own, for nice original paint vespas with that little bit of extra power on tap when required but not at the expense of Signore D'Ascanio's clean lines, this beautiful 'Supersprint' being a perfect example.

More of this lovely Sprint via vespassione on Flickr - here

Visit the vespassione website here - www.vespassione.de and on FB - here


campagna di vespa



Nice shot by Serena Rosati



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