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10 Apr 2021 5:22AM   Views : 502 Unique : 293


It was quite a lot of fun… And that is supposed to be what sports cars are about. Possibly the best thing about owning an G-F was sitting in a traffic jam, looking lorries squarely in the fuel tank, and smiling at people who always smiled back. Or maybe the day that I chanced on a motoring event in Pembrokeshire on holiday and followed it, to find that even more people were smiling at me, because they thought I was part of it…


It wasn’t the day I cheerily told my sister to drive in front in her Polo and I’d keep up: we were returning from an autumn holiday in the Lake District, and overnight the wind and rain had stripped the last of the leaves from the trees, leaving the sideroads a skid hazard, and my sister’s almost-legal cruise in a strong crosswind a three-hour white knuckle ride home…


While it was lovely with the hood down on a cold sunny day (with jacket, gloves and heater on max), it wasn’t actually a vastly rapid car in practice.


But it did prove to be a fine photographic prop, and I used it repeatedly, as Alexis Summers Mandi See and Paige Antonia demonstrate. I’ll add – it’s even more fun driving a sports car with a pretty woman sitting beside you, except, perhaps, for the woman. Sports cars aren’t the most comfortable of contraptions, and if you’re not having the fun of actually driving them, well… My wife, very sensibly, only ever sat in it about three times.


So here’s today’s challenge: please tell everyone about something that you bought for fun, and then ended up finding useful as a photographic prop, or accessory. It can be glamorous or mundane, and maybe the best examples will be things that were useful behind the scenes…


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20 2.2k 2063 England
10 Apr 2021 5:23AM
Actually, maybe this picture of Lottie says more than most: a bitterly cold day, and she was definitely not charmed by the car. Surprisingly, we're still friends...

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Chrism8 17 1.1k 34 England
10 Apr 2021 7:50AM
Used the chaise, flooring and screens a couple of times, they layed in the garage for years before I gave them away to a local studio fairly recently. just for an shoot idea, Simone did look pretty good thou Grin


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10 Apr 2021 10:55AM
For some reason, since viewing this article I keep seeing ads on social media for L'Oréal and Wella.
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18 2.6k 683 England
10 Apr 2021 11:02AM
Great motor John, I have driven them many down, wind in your hair...freezing Wink
I have bought, borrowed or acquired by one means or another, many things for fun. I suppose the best one was a mannequin, accompanied by one hand with no arms or head !
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20 2.2k 2063 England
10 Apr 2021 12:42PM
I'd love to own a mannequin... But I might not live if I bought one. I have used a studio that has one, for a 'NSFW' picture of CorinnaWilde.
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Robert51 15 14 147 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 2:07PM
Strange you talk about props John as a group of us that grew up and went to school got together after 50 years or so. Back then my older sister went to Spain and brought back a small brim black flat hat. During our get together we start serching for old photo's and the amout of time that hat turned up worn by so many different people. I even used it back then on my scooter (pre crash helmet days). As a few of us used to drive around London all wearing silly hats. It may not have been a prop but it did serve as a link in many of the pictures. Oh happy days...

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