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- 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.

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16.8.17

ScooterNova magazine - issue 3






Issue 3 of ScooterNova magazine will be published on 23rd August, read all about what you can expect in the next installment of this great new scooter mag here









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Nice portrait taken by Hoang John, not entirely sure where, Vietnam I would say..

Thanks for sharing John ; )






12.8.17

Original paint Rally 200


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Shot this lovely, original condition Vespa Rally 200 at Retrospective Scooters in June earlier this year, which was there for some routine maintenance..



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...what struck me was the condition of this bike, registered from new in the UK from 1975, so now forty two years old. Given the weather over here and the salty winter roads, this has done remarkably well to survive in such good condition; most original UK vespas from this era are either rotten or restored, or decent original paint examples are imports, like my own Spanish Motovespa GT160 ...



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A lovely subject indeed and all the better for photographing on 35mm film with my Olympus ON-2N, check out the full album of shots I took - here



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If you'd like some quality film photos taken of your ride, get in touch..











11.8.17

Andiamo !


Andiamo !




I do like a nice Ape shot; this being a great example taken by Stefaan Van Laethem in Osimo, Marche, Italy - love this excellent candid capture..

Thanks for sharing Stefaan ; )








9.8.17

Wessex Scooters' Douglas Vespa 92L2 Bollag Motos Demonstrator - SLUK Feature


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Following on from previous post, here are the photos I took for ScooterLab.UK feature on Wessex Scooters' Bollag Motos kitted Douglas 92L2 demonstrator - read the SLUK article in full here



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View the full album of 35mm film photos I took here Thanks again to Roger Green & Neil Humphrey of Wessex Scooters and Iggy Grainger at SLUK



5.8.17

Vespa Criterium Ronde van Vlaanderen - short film by De Rijke AV




Commissioned by Vespa Club Antwerp, filmmaker Gerald De Rijke shot this lovely short film of old wideframe vespas..

"With Scooters of about 60 years old from all over Europe, it was not difficult to make a cool video of this, commissioned by Vespa Club Antwerp - an impression of the vespa criterion tour of Flanders." - Gerald De Rijke













Here Comes The Sun


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Nice end to my ride home from work last night...

George Harrison wrote this song with his acoustic guitar at the end of Eric Clapton's garden in Ewhurst, Surrey.. read on here
















4.8.17

Vespassione - Summerride 2017

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Beautiful film shot, well taken by PhU'O'ng Huy in Vietnam

Saving and shooting my best photography on film means I can't regularly add as much imagery as I would like to, so am always grateful to folk like PhU'O'ng who allow me to feature their photography too - inspiring us all in the process and allowing us to view other great photography and in many cases from far flung places across the other side of the world..


Check out PhU'O'ng's instagram here - www.instagram.com/huyphuong4.11






Go Vespa... at Wessex Scooters


Go Vespa !

Photo: Roger Green


Me photographed on a recent visit to Wessex Scooters trying out their Douglas 92L2 demo bike kitted with Bollag Motos wideframe 151cc barrel kit, Pinasco 12V ignition conversion and SIP rear shock among other improvements..

It would have been rude not to take along my camera and I got off a couple of rolls of 35mm film of this sweet ride! More to come on that in near future...

Wessex Scooters are ahead of the curve in the UK for improving upon and getting the best & most out of your 1940/1950s vespa; they are also the first official UK distributor of Bollag Motos excellent range of wideframe tuning parts, more on Wessex Scooters below...

"Wessex Scooters is the idea of two friends, Neil Humphrey and Roger Green.

Between them they have many years of classic scooter experience, riding, restoring and servicing. Scooters are their passion and obsession.

The idea was simple..to create a scooter shop you can trust which offers real honest, friendly scooter advice and service with an eye for detail and an in depth knowledge of 2-stroke Lambrettas and Vespas as well as some of the more obscure scooter marques from the golden age of scootering.

The shop offers many hard to source parts for Wideframe Vespas (1946-1959) including British Douglas models and tuning parts to bring your old scooter into the 21st century with increased speed and reliabilty.

The shop also stocks many good original parts, NOS parts and memorabilia."



Go Vespa !

Photo: Roger Green


I'll be adding more on this in near future but in the meantime check out Wessex Scooters's website for more info and details.. thanks to Roger Green and Neil Humphrey for letting me have a nose around and a go on their lovely uprated Douglas Vespa ; )
















2.8.17

Vespa Special - Ci sono cose che non passano mai di moda



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"Ci sono cose che non passano mai di moda - There are some things that never go out of fashion". Indeed so.. nice shot taken by Andrea Toxiri in Marina, Tuscany. 

Here in the UK summer seems to have turned into Autumn during the last week or so; hopefully only a momentary lapse in what's been a great summer so far. Andrea's photo reminds me of holidaying in the Mediterranean and Greece, hiring a scooter with an ill-fitting helmet (if you're lucky), dressed inappropriately in shorts and t-shirt and taking off around twisty roads down to beaches and marinas..

Just like a tune can instantly take you back to a moment or period in your life, Andrea's photo has the same effect...

Mille grazie for sharing Andrea ; )






1.8.17

Amerivespa Seattle 2017


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Amerivespa 2017 was held in Seattle over the weekend of 6-9th July put on by Vespa Club of Seattle and additionally celebrated the 25th anniversary of VCOA (Vespa Club of America)...

SIP Scootershop were there with a small stand after accepting VCOA's invitation to attend this year's event..




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Moritz Kohrs and Sebastian Bauch were despatched by SIP to cover the goings on... not a bad gig!


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Moritz enjoying some US hospitality


Check out SIP Scootershop's blog report here and see their full album of photos taken at Amerivespa 2017 here 

SIP Scootershop Amerivespa 2017 vid ...












Next year's Amerivespa will be hosted by 7 Hills Scooter Club in Richmond, VA - June 2018..














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