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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31.3.15

Cinquanta Speciale

Cinquanta Speciale


1971 original yellow ochre 50 Special shot on 35mm film at Retrospective Scooters, with my Olympus OM-2N - 23.3.15 same day I shot the GTR, see here More shots from this set here

Would have gone with the classic sloped backed seat myself, like this one

www.vespamore.bigcartel.com

www.retrospectivescooters.com



FASTER, FASTER, FASTER ...






Lovely custom smallframe from Butcher Garage in St Petersburg


Sleeping

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Re-blogged from Vespa Owners Garage blog


30.3.15

GTR

GTR


I love scoots like this beautiful 1973 Vespa GTR shot on 35mm film, with my Olympus OM-2N at Retrospective Scooters - 23.3.15. The silver paintwork looked great against the burgundy ribbed shipping container, which I chose as a backdrop. I really hope this isn't stripped and resprayed... see the full set of shots I took of this GTR here

For many more great film shots of lovely, original paint vespas, you'll need to lay your hands on a copy of my Retrospective Scooters book, which is available to order securely online here

www.vespamore.com

www.retrospectivescooters.com


28.3.15

vespa e io

vespa e io


I can't abide 'selfies' but 'vespa selfies' are okay..!

My vespa

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Hide

Hide


Great scene taken by Neah Truong in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, See Neah's vespa album here

Neah, thanks for letting me feature this on vespamore blog ; )


River salvage

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Discovered by Milo Hoefsloot at the bottom of a Dutch river...!! See post here on Maskes FB page

www.maskesvespaklassiekers.nl

VS1





Beautiful GS150 VS1 currently in for restoration at Retrospective Scooters

www.retrospectivescooters.com


Special

Special

Really nice, original 50 Special I photographed on 35mm film at Retrospective Scooters in early March. This was waiting to be re-assembled and thankfully wasn't going to be stripped and re-painted, I love this Piaggio yellow ochre colour.

I visited Retrospective Scooters again last week and this cinquanta speciale was finished and back together, ready for collection by its owner. I took some more film shots and will get the film developed very soon. On the same visit,  I also shot a nice original silver GTR and this Douglas 152L2. More film shots here that I've taken at Retrospective over the years...

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www.retrospectivescooters.com


27.3.15

LiSBOA



LiSBOA



Great candid, street shot by Dani Mantis with this red Ape in Lisbon, Portugal

Check out more of Dani's photography here - www.danimantisfoto.com


1965 Daimler

'65 Daimler


'65 Daimler


'65 Daimler


'65 Daimler


'65 Daimler


'65 Daimler



Another iPhone lunch hour find, seen today wandering around one of London's wealthiest neighbourhoods on the lookout for classics...

Love the Lucas, Daimler branded number plate light lens.

My classic cars album here



SIP new catalogue photoshoot

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Great shot of SIP photoshoot, part of their upcoming new catalogue.

www.sip-scootershop,com


An Old Vespa in Town

An Old Vespa in Town


LEICA M (TYP 240)
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.
Lightroom 5 + VSCO Film

Nice film shot taken by [Duke] in Bangkok




Slow Train - Naturally



Been listening to this at work of late - cool tune..


25.3.15

vespamore

vespamore


New vespamore blog header, type overlaid by David Hardy. Foto taken by me recently on 35mm film in early March 2015.

www.vespamore.com

www.davidhardy.co.uk


Back to the '80s

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Just got back from visiting a client in South London on day job duties. Spotted this slightly tired looking original '80s Mini; not entirely sure if this an X-reg (1981/82) or D-reg (1986/87), I'd probably say it's an X plate...

Anyway, pretty rare to see one in this condition; the 'A' panels weren't too bad either, considering it's age. This was taken on iPhone; I also started my new roll of film with a few shots of this Mini.





Milan Fashion Week

Fabrizio Oriani (1)


Fabrizio Oriani


Great shots by Chillaxing ROAD taken in Milan as part of Milan Fashion Week

Chillaxing ROAD's website here - chillaxingroad.tumblr.com


vespa servizio

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Looking forward to visiting my vespista friend near Milan for a couple of days in April. Hoping to have the use of his lovely original Sprint Veloce which is currently having a mechanical overhaul..

24.3.15

vespa hipster

GTO

GTO


Beautiful 1985 288 GTO, shot in Old Brompton Road outside Ferrari dealer, H.R Owen - March 2015.

Taken with my Olympus OM-2N on Fuji Superia 35mm film. For more cool classics, check out my cars album here

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vespa mia

vespa mia


Got my latest film back yesterday which always gives me a buzz of excitement after waiting with anticipation to see which shots are as good as I'd hoped, plus the occasional disappointment of a dud shot that I had high hopes for and the always welcome 'pleasant surprise shot' which turns out better than expected !

Anyway this latest 35mm film roll included new shots of my own Motovespa GT160, supplied by North London's Retrospective Scooters all came out pretty much as I'd hoped and was pleased with most of these,.. you can see more of the shots I took earlier this March in my own scoot album here

If you like these film shots, you'll love the second edition of my book, Retrospective Scooters which is full of film shots I've taken of mostly original paint classic vespas and is available to order at £29.50 + P&P -  here

www.vespamore.com

www.retrospectivescooters.com


The Devil is in the detail...

Douglas Vespa 152L2


Douglas Vespa 152L2


A couple of iPhone 'preview' shots I took very recently at Retrospective Scooters in North London of this original paint Douglas Vespa 152L2. I expended a film on this and will post more shots when I get my film developed...

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www.retrospectivescooters.com


21.3.15

Twistin' the Night Away


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Sony a7R / Canon FD 50mm f1.4

Nice composition, perspective and lighting in this shot by Yoshikatsu Sato of his vespa smallframe, taken at Onahama Port, Fukushima, Japan

More from Yoshikatsu on his website here - www.atelier-anonyme.com




20.3.15

Vespa 07

Vespa 07


Great close-up and angle in this shot by Marco Coda Mer taken in Turin


Racers

vespa summer

vespa summer



Title says it all really in this evocative shot by Jim Hoey taken in Strathclyde, Scotland - sun shining, beer stood on the garage floor. Looking forward to some warm weather vespa riding...




19.3.15

68 years of Vespa

68 years of Vespa


Great shot by Happiness is a journey... and vice versa aka Auste and Vidmantas, taken at Bangkok's 68 years of Vespa festival, see full album here

Like the inclusive, happy atmos in this scene, reminds me a bit of this shot I took a few years back at the Veteran Vespa Club Tring rally which I went along to with my wife, young daughter and friends, who are pictured enjoying a spot of al fresco dining...

Check out Auste and Vidmantas' blog here - austevidmantas.wordpress.com


vespa inverno

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Lonely Vespa



Am always drawn to vespa shots taken in the back streets of Italy's many centro storicos...

This great P-Range example was shot last summer in Pisa by visiting Chrissie Hannah

I shot this crusty Vespa VNB on 35mm film in Noto, Sicily back in 2007


The White Vespa

The White Vespa


Great shot by sami mahbub taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh - love this..!




18.3.15

Due..


Due...

DISEGNO DI Pininfarina

cavallino rampante


Walked past HR Owen on Old Brompton Road earlier; they must have been having a move around due to the Ferraris parked out front. At first they had an F40 (not pictured) and F50 parked nose to nose outside the showroom. Then a beautiful 288 GTO came down the road before coming to a stop in front of the F50. The F40 was then taken around the back leaving these two pictured above. I shot the GTO recently when it was inside the dealer's showroom here

I shot a couple of film frames finishing my current roll in the process; I hope I got a couple of decent shots of the GTO which was definitely my fave of these three...





LONE

LONE #VESPARIDER #vespaclassic #piaggio #instagram #DoYouVespa #vespa_ind #vespalovers #vespamaniac #vespabesitua #vespaindonesia #vespagram


Another decent shot by c4212 in Jakarta, Indonesia, see previous post


Cadging a lift..

vespavanatics

#vespavanatics #vespa #vespaclassic #vespa_ind #vespasplash #Piaggio #instagram #DoYouVespa #vespalovers #vespajakarta #vespaholic #vintage


Great attitude in this shot by c4212 taken in Jakarta, Indonesia, like the composition too...




17.3.15

[Teaser] Polini Indonesia Racing Team



Cool film by Scooter V.I.P


Daily rider

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I really like images of vespas being used as workhorses and daily riders in far off places, like this great example taken in Delhi by Fabrizio Saudino

See more of Fabrizio's excellent photography on his Flickr photostream here or website - fabbaimages



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