Bright Pops of Colour - Auto Abstracts

We have recently added an Auto Abstracts series to the website; these are images I started to compile a while ago of vintage American cars. The series started with a bright blue 1950 Chevrolet Bel Air which I came across while exploring Nova Scotia, Canada, with my wife in 2009. The car was parked in a scenic spot on the South Shore, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and had a ‘for sale’ sign propped against the inside of the windscreen.

The vibrant blue really caught my eye and the colour, coupled with the 1950s style, lends itself to the Pop Art style series which followed.

Pop art retro chevy in bright blue. Limited edition photographic prints by fine art photographer Paul Coghlin

On my return to the UK, I went on the hunt for more cars to photograph and found some in various colours and states of disrepair, including one extremely rusty Chevy, which allowed me to indulge my love of photographing detail and texture.

As well as bright pops of colour, there are three minimilist studies of tail fins in white including a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz and a gorgeous 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertable.

Minimilist study of a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz tailfin. Limited edition photographic prints of vintage cars by fine art photographer Paul Coghlin.

Other cars in the series include Chevys in bright red and green which you can browse here. Hope you enjoy!

Best wishes

Paul