‘Random Thoughts’ Category

“Oh! The weather outside is frightful….”

“Oh! The weather outside is frightful….”

Isn’t it just though?! “Nigel!?” … I hear you exclaim… “Tell us that we don’t have to be out there, knee-deep in mint mochas and department store drudgery, desperately searching for the perfect gift for the petrolhead in our lives!??!” Well, I hear you my friends and once again, I am here to help. Hold […]

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A’TONE’Ment

A’TONE’Ment

Do you remember the blog I wrote a few weeks ago where I mentioned that I’d treated myself and purchased an original analogue Minolta XG1, which was the 35mm film camera I was given when I was 15, sort of the inspiration for my career? Well, I don’t know if any of you out there […]

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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

You wouldn’t necessarily have thought that one of my many sojourns to the States (Michigan, Utah, Texas, California etc…) shooting the latest GMC Sierra, Canyon or Hyundai Grandeur (to name a few) would have provided the opportunity for a bit of soul-searching, but they did. The on-location sets could be gruelling, especially in full sun […]

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Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

Quite simply – I love this job. I get to combine my two true passions – cars and photography. I love what I do and nothing great comes from mediocrity. Passion, performance, dedication – it not only builds race cars but it’s what keeps me on location until 1am only to have to start again at 4am. And I love cars – what I do supremely interests me and there is always, always something new to see, do, learn and appreciate about them. Every single shoot, with every single type of vehicle I try and seek out the designer and then barrage them with questions about why they do what they do.

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Harni-Man-Of-Action…a lifetime of creating action shots!

Harni-Man-Of-Action…a lifetime of creating action shots!

Harni-Man-Of-Action…the label I was given by the first AD on a shoot… I don’t refer to my business as ‘Octane-fuelled Brand Building’ for nothing. Having waxed lyrical recently about my experience handling in-studio shoots, I thought I’d get everyone’s energy levels up again with a trip down ‘amnesia’ lane on some of my most amazingly […]

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Creativepool Spotlight interview

Creativepool Spotlight interview

It was great to be interviewed by the guys at Creativepool a few weeks back for their Inspiration section, so yeah 🙂 without further ado…here it is… “I’ve been freelancing since 1989 and have shot globally for most automotive brands from Rolls Royce to Renault, Bentley to Buick, Cadillac to Kia,” says Nigel Harniman, reflecting […]

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HNY…2018 a year in film & stills

HNY…2018 a year in film & stills

Well, Happy New Year & all that – 2018 was a great year with some really varied shoots – films and stills, motorcycles, cars, lifestyle & health, CGI… Royal Enfield topped & tailed 2018 starting in January shooting films and stills on location for the ‘Pegasus’ special edition which was amazing – shooting hero bikes, […]

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HNY & a small selection 2017

HNY & a small selection 2017

Happy New Year to all! 2017 has been a great year & looking forward to more exciting projects in 2018. The year started with a couple of trips to Austria in January, first to recce then to shoot the I-PACE & I-Type concepts for Jaguar and ended on a high in December with one of […]

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Shanghai International Photographic Art Festival 2014 and Interphoto China

Shanghai International Photographic Art Festival 2014 and Interphoto China

The 12th Shanghai International Photographic Art Festival & Exhibition took place recently, and I was pleased to be one of two UK photographers selected from the Association of Photographers London to take part along with the very talented underwater & dance photographer Maya Almeida – http://www.mayaalmeida.com/ Here are a few images from the Festival, Exhibition and […]

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Squint Showcase Exhibition Private View

Squint Showcase Exhibition Private View

Last week was the Private View of the Squint Showcase Exhibition hosted by The Red Brick Road London.  Thanks to all who made it happen and for all of your hard work – Janet, Karen, Phil & co. Here are a few images from the evening… The image which we chose to exhibit is running currently […]

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