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About!

ssshoot! Photography is a showcase for the work of Steve Shelley a UK based freelance photographer living near Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK.
Having been involved in drag racing, hot rodding and VW’s for over thirty years you’ll find many of Steve’s images dedicated to the culture, cruises and cars that make up the UK hot rod and VW scene.

However there is no single genre of photography that captures Steve’s interest entirely. At the studio with a single flower, hunting around a car show for that mechanical abstract or jumping the fence to an abandoned building – all have equal opportunities to provide an interesting or unusual image.

There are many elements of capturing an image that enthral the serious photographer; exposure, focus, composition, to name just a few. But for Steve there is one more element that completes the photographic experience and is often overlooked – the social aspect!

04:00 starts - Travelling to a shoot with your mates - Stopping for breakfast, lunch, snacks, beer - Watching your mates back whilst scaling a fence into an abandoned factory - Pushing each other over whilst framing up that perfect shot - Running from the fastest security guard in the world - Blagging your way in (or out) of the most improbable situations - Joking, laughing and general larking about!

The list, my friends, is endless!

Add the online experience into the mix and you have one hell of a social encounter on your hands.

For Steve, the social aspect of this amazing culture is what it’s all about!

So, who is this lunatic?

Steve Shelley, 51, Freelance Automotive Photographer & Digital Art, Drag racing, hot rod and VW enthusiast, Joker and part time alcoholic!

Of course none of this would be possible without the support of my lovely wife, Geraldine, who, without question, allows me to waste money on gadgets I don't really need and waste time doing things I don't really need to do......

Should you wish to purchase an image please check out the Buy! section for more information.

If there is anything you’d like to ask then please do so using the Contact! page.

Thanks for taking the time to come this far - your interest really is most appreciated.