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15
Sep
15

Pro Book 2015 Q4 Launches

PRO BOOK 2015

The ‘Pro Book’ represents a online copy of our automotive car photography work presented on screen as a portfolio but more in the traditional sense, a soft copy you could say of the actual Pro Book that we may use in client meetings or with agents and art buyers.

The book is updated four times each year and we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Q4 2015 version of the book which includes all the latest new work from commercial photographer Tim Wallace.
The Pro Book receives a vast amount of interest from clients and agencies alike and we hope that this new release of Tim’s ongoing creative commercial work inspires and demonstrates his unique style and approach as well as showcasing some of his recent work both in the UK and Internationally with our corporate business clients and agency clients.

Commercial Pro Book
A online dedicated version is also available for agents and clients to view here at http://www.commercialphotographerportfolio.co.uk

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21
May
15

The Vignale

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The ‘Vignale’ DB2/4 is thought to be the only Aston Martin to have ever been bodied by Vignale, and as such it is a car that is of major significant historical importance, both to Aston Martin & Vignale.
Commercial Car Photographer Tim Wallace has been following is rebuild over the past 5 years as it nears completion.

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Aston Martin DB2/4 Vignale – Originally ordered for His Majesty the King of Belgium in 1954

The car was supplied in chassis form to Vignale orginally and bodied in a very elegant and beautiful fast-back design, the DB2/4 is a truly ultra-rare Aston Martin and its history stretches back to its very first conception when it was originally ordered for His Majesty the King of Belgium. It has been undergoing a full ground up restoration in the UK and is viewed as one of the rarest and most collectable Aston Martin cars ever made.
Interest in classic Vignale bodied cars has dramatically increased recently, with Ferrari examples achieving phenomenal prices at auction.
This car is understood to be the only classic Aston Martin ever bodied by Vignale, and as such it is of significant historical importance, both to Aston Martin & Vignale.
Delivered to Vignale as a DB2/4 chassis only on 28th September 1954. It was then completed in a one-off distinctive fast-back design, with a large opening rear hatch. This stunning Grand Tourer was then delivered on 10th March 1955. It was fitted with the latter, three litre engine and the 1.73:1 ratio. A totally unique & significant Aston Martin from the 50’s with fantastic styling.

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Tim – “I first saw this car 5 years ago when it was little more than a pile of boxes containing the original parts and a heap of body panels, over the years that followed I have been privileged to slowly see the car come back to life with its amazing and unique design, photographing it all the way through to the present day where it is very close to completion. The car was recently shown at the Essen Car Show in Germany and has quite rightly attracted considerable attention with its very striking design from Vignale.

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial automotive car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

12
Mar
15

Sir Stirling Moss writes opening foreword to the new Aston Book from photographer Tim Wallace

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We are extremely proud and honoured to officially announce that Sir Stirling Moss has written the foreword to photographer Tim Wallace’s Aston book that journeys through the life and models of Aston Martin from the very first Bamford Martin car to the very latest super cars of today. The book project has now started its final proofing and binding design stage and it has been a mammoth piece of work over 2 years between The Aston Workshop in the UK and Automotive Car Photographer Tim Wallace.
The book is a celebration of Aston Martin through their 100 years and is a major publication of nearly 700 pages of stunning photography from Tim capturing each of their significant models over their first 100 years of building cars, from the very first Bamford Martin car all the way through to the infamous DB5 and onwards to the latest DBS and One77 models of recent years. Printing will commence in 2015 and a limited boxed edition will also be available with the possibility of a signing event taking place with Tim Wallace and Sir Stirling Moss with the book.

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Over the years Sir Stirling Moss has had an amazing racing history and has enjoyed some of that through his involvement with Aston Martin so to have the book’s forward written by Stirling is truly a fitting start to that pictorial history that Tim has set out to capture across the books chapters and pages. Stirling’s first outing for David Brown’s team took place at the 1956 Sebring 12 hours in Florida. He had tested the works Aston Martin DB3S at Goodwood in the February of that year following his return from a successful two race campaign in Argentina. Having agreed to race for David Brown when his commitments to Maserati allowed him to do so, Stirling accepted a signing on fee of £50, which was modest, even by the standards of the time.
The 1956 Sebring would be the first of six races over the course of the season that Stirling would race the Aston Martin DB3S, for the race, he would be partnered with Peter Collins in one of three works Aston Martin DB3S’s entered for the 1956 Sebring 12 hours. Given that the team had calculated that the brakes would last no more than eight hours and that the tyres would last no more than two hours, Stirling did not start the race bursting with confidence. Nevertheless, he made a good getaway from the Le Mans start and managed to hold second place between Hawthorn and Fangio, running three seconds a lap quicker than he had managed in practice. It was not to last, 90 minutes after Peter Collins took over driving duties the engine broke and they retired from the race. Happily Stirling would go onto win at Goodwood in the Aston Martin DB3S at the Easter meet the following month and at the 1959 24 Hours Le Mans race, Aston Martin would enjoy an outright victory at the infamous endurance classic giving Stirling’s one of the most famous wins of his racing career.

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Aston Martin over the years have created and crafted some of the Worlds most recognisable and iconic cars and in 2013 the company celebrated 100 years in the industry. As part of this celebration commercial car photographer Tim Wallace was commissioned by our UK client Aston to produce a major book looking through the 100 years to celebrate all the models in the Aston range from the very first model that David Brown created to the latest super cars from the Aston stable such as the DBS and new Vanquish. This month saw AmbientLife photographer Tim Wallace working alongside the designers to review and make final amendments to the page layouts as the book nears the final stages before going to be published. Over all the final book will feature 700 pages of full colour pages of high quality photography that captures and drives forward the spirit of Aston Martin through the last 100 years.

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Tim – “Being asked to create all the photography for the Aston Workshop 100 year book is indeed a great honour and its a project that we have been working on for just over a year now. The book will primarily be a ‘coffee table’ style book of great photography looking at each of the models through the history of Aston Martin design and endeavour to create cars that instil both passion and soul. Its a massive project and currently we are very close to completing the project now.
Some of the cars that I have captured for this book such as the Zagato’s VEV1 and VEV2 that are very rare and today are in the same condition as the day that they drove out of the factory gates.
For me personally it’s a joy to shoot these cars and we have been working with Aston in the UK and Europe for just over 7 years now so I am very familiar with both the company and the vehicles themselves which is a major benefit to the project for me personally. We are having the final design meetings for the project and we anticipate that the book will launch this year globally, I can’t wait to see all that hard work come together in what I hope will be a book that young and old will enjoy a like.”

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The book covers all the major models produced by Aston Martin through the years from the very first early cars, through to the infamous DB5 that will possibly always be inextricably linked to James Bond and the 007 books of Ian Fleming.
It also covers the most recent years of design and development at Aston Martin with the One77, Astons first £1 million pound car, the DBS, V12 Vantage, and the new model all carbon fibre Vanquish.
Designed and produced to be a general book for the market this publication reflects the history of design and how the cars have evolved over the years but is not a technical based book as many before it have had their base, bit more a book of simply beautiful photography to celebrate a iconic and world famous British brand that is as strong today as it ever was.

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03
May
14

Aston Martin – ‘The Book’ Project enters final stages

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Aston Martin over the years have created and crafted some of the Worlds most recognisable and iconic cars and in 2013 the company celebrate 100 years in the industry. As part of this celebration commercial car photographer Tim Wallace was commissioned by our UK client Aston to produce a major book looking through the 100 years to celebrate all the models in the Aston range from the very first model that David Brown created to the latest super cars from the Aston stable such as the DBS and new Vanquish. This month saw AmbientLife photographer Tim Wallace working alongside the designers to review and make final amendments to the page layouts as the book nears the final stages before going to be published. Over all the final book will feature over 680 full colour pages of high quality photography that captures and drives forward the spirt of Aston Martin through the last 100 years.

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The luxury brand marked the official anniversary of its founding 100 years ago with a ceremony in Chelsea’s Henniker Mews – the original home of the company that went on to become Aston Martin, founded on 15 January 1913. Aston Martin CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez – “I am proud to be celebrating 100 years of heritage and the best of British craftsmanship.”
“Aston Martin is known around the world for our leading design combined with advanced technology. Ours is the coolest luxury car brand on the planet and I am looking forward to our second century of building the world’s most desirable sports cars.”

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Tim – “Being asked to create all the photography for the Aston 100 year book is indeed a great honour and its a project that we have been working on for just over a year now. The book will primarily be a ‘coffee table’ style book of great photography looking at each of the models through the history of Aston Martin design and endeavour to create cars that instil both passion and soul. Its a massive project and currently we are very close to completing the project now.
Some of the cars that I have captured for this book such as the Zagato’s VEV1 and VEV2 that are very rare and today are in the same condition as the day that they drove out of the factory gates.
For me personally it’s a joy to shoot these cars and we have been working with Aston in the UK and Europe for just over 7 years now so I am very familiar with both the company and the vehicles themselves which is a major benefit to the project for me personally. We are having the final design meetings for the project and we anticipate that the book will launch this year globally, I can’t wait to see all that hard work come together in what I hope will be a book that young and old will enjoy a like.”

car photography and car photography

car photography and car photography

The book covers all the major models produced by Aston Martin through the years from the very first early cars, through to the infamous DB5 that will possibly always be inextricably linked to James Bond and the 007 books of Ian Fleming.
It also covers the most recent years of design and development at Aston Martin with the One77, Astons first £1 million pound car, the DBS, V12 Vantage, and the new model all carbon fibre Vanquish.
Designed and produced to be a general book for the market this publication reflects the history of design and how the cars have evolved over the years but is not a technical based book as many before it have had their base, bit more a book of simply beautiful photography to celebrate a iconic and world famous British brand that is as strong today as it ever was.

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15
Dec
13

Aston Martin DBR2 R – A legend is reborn

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The infamous DBR2 is one of the rarest Aston Martins that exists and this week it was the task of car photographer Tim Wallace to capture the rare and elegant beauty of its presence in the form of a handcrafted and hand built DBR2 Recreation that has just been completed to the highest standards from our client Aston in the UK. Only two DBR2s were built, and they both went on to race extensively in the United States. DBR2/2 was driven by Stirling Moss to victory in the Bahamas in 1958 and was later owned by the late Victor Gauntlet, Chairman of the Aston Martin Company in the 1980s. Today these cars can both command a price tag around £8m each.

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There were only two examples of the DBR2 constructed and both were a continuation of Aston Martin’s racing efforts in Grand Prix competition, including the LeMans 24 Hour race. David Brown had purchased the company in 1946 and had made the necessary moves to guarantee Aston Martin would be a top contender. He had purchased the Lagonda rights including the designs of a six cylinder engine featuring two overhead camshafts. It was one of the last designs courtesy of the legendary W.O. Bentley and in the years to come, would be the foundation for Aston Martins success in racing.
The six cylinder engine was fast and provided the company with class victories, but it was never a contender for outright victory. The three-liter Aston Martin DB3S was introduced in 1953 and finally secured the company the podium finishes it was searching for, including the top three positions at Silverstone in 1954. A DBS3 finished in second place at the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1955. The cars would have many career highlights in the hands of factory drivers and by privateers.

The successor to the DB3S was the DBR1 and it was completely new, featuring a spaceframe type chassis designed by Ted Cutting, their chief designer. The design and construction resulted in a reduction in weight by 50 lbs when compared to the DBS3, all without compromising structural rigidity. The Lockheed disc brakes and suspension were similar to the DBS3. The engine placed in the first car was a 2.5-liter version of the twin-cam six while three-liter engines were used in a few of the other cars. The David Brown five-speed gearbox was mounted transversely in the car which allowed most of the weight to be properly distributed within the vehicle creating excellent balance. Ironically, the David Brown gearbox would later prove to be problematic.

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At the close of the 1956 season, John Wyer was named General Manager and Reg Parnell was given the duties of Racing Manager for the company. Under their guidance development would continue during the winter that involved many changes throughout the vehicle. The car was campaigned during the 1957 season and quickly proved it was a capable machine, scoring second place finishes in its first two races. A first place victory was in the near future but it required a modified version of the three-liter DB3S engine. Two more outright victories would follow, at Nurburgring 1000 KM and again at Spa. The three-liter engine was able to compete in sprint race, but on tracks with longer, fast straight stretches, more was needed. For this, a 3.7-liter DBR2 was constructed. In the hands of Roy Salvadori, it was able to earn a class victory at Silverstone. Unfortunately, it was not able to secure a victory at LeMans.

As the 1957 season came to a close, new regulations were placed on GP racing limiting the displacement size of engines to just three liters in the sports prototype category. For Aston Martin it meant their DBR2s with the 3.7-liter engine were ineligible to compete, but still used in non-championship races. The displacement limitation worked in their favor, as it made many of their competition obsolete, leaving just Ferrari to contend.

The 3.7-liter DBR2s scored several important victories in the hands of Moss. They were later sent to American privateers who used them in local events. The engines were later modified to 3.9-liters and then to 4.2. After two seasons, they were returned back to the factory and sold to privateers.

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08
Dec
13

Pro Interview Feature – Digital Photo – Europe

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Today saw the the publication of a Pro feature interview with commercial automotive car photographer Tim Wallace in ‘Digital Photo’ magazine. The magazine is published globally but centres mainly in the European region. The 6 page interview and feature was entitled ‘Life with 261 Aston Martins’ and looks at some of Tim’s work over the last year, talks about his approach and mind set towards shooting as well as a little about how Tim approaches his clients and how he views his own presence within the market place and automotive industry today.
The magazine is available in most high street magazine stockists in print from the 5th December

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24
Nov
13

Limited Edition DB4GT Zagato Campaign – Switzerland

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Scalfaro Watches are based in Switzerland and a recently new client to AmbientLife, this week saw the launch of a new exciting limited edition watch from their craftsmen based on the infamous Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato ‘2VEV’ designed by Ercole Spada in 1960.
The watch contains original material from the Aston Martin ‘2VEV’ which today is regarded as one of the Worlds rarest Aston Martin’s. Photographer Tim Wallace worked with Scalfaro to help provide the marketing and promotional photography featuring the very rare ‘2 VEV’ DB4GT Zagato for use in their marketing and corporate advertising for the new timepiece.

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Scalfaro’s passion is for craftsmanship and engineering of timepieces incorporating distinct features and of outstanding quality. Established in 2001 Scalfaro was born with the aim of creating amazing hand made watches for enthusiasts, guided by long-term vision and a passionate dedication to quality and design. The company has a fascination with engineering and motor sport and is never shy of taking on new challenges and in recent years have created and crafted some limited editions watches incorporating original material of some of the world’s most rare and valuable cars.

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The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato was introduced in October 1960 at the London Motor Show as effectively a DB4 GT, it was then lightened and improved by the Zagato factory in Italy by the famous Ercole Spada. Initially the factory had plans to produce 25 cars, but demand wasn’t as strong as expected and production ceased after the 20th car rolled off production.
Nowadays, due to the rarity and popularity of the DB4 GT Zagato, the cars are worth a considerable amount of money, and at auction they can easily reach very high figures in excess of £5 million.

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A selection of other online sites that offer a look into the work of UK Professional Photographer Tim Wallace.

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Photographer Tim Wallace is the driving force and creative thinking behind Ambient Life.
An award winning photographer he is probably best known for his commercial car and advertising work.

Tim works with many well known brands and clients such as Aston Martin, Land Rover and Kenwood in the US, and has recently been named as one of the ten photographers to be selected by Hasselblad for the quality of his work and creative vision to represent their new 'Pro Team' to be launched in 2010.

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