andrew lofthouse photography

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Welcome to Andrew Lofthouse Photography. Known as a professional photographer specialising in motorsport, automotive and commercial photography, my business has been providing services since 2013.

In the motorsport arena, I work with organisers, teams and drivers across a range of race series, categories, countries and continents. My experience within the automotive sector stretches from specialist, high-end supercar manufacturers in factory, studio and location settings to long-distance road trips.

I also provide a range of other photographic services including portraiture, product and commercial photography to private individuals, small businesses and creative agencies.

Have a wander through my World, if you like what you see and want to know more, drop me an email or pick up the phone.

We work closely within this vast industry to understand our clients origins, ambitions and creative needs to deliver images that reflect their brand and philosophy.

Our experience working with the innovative Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) who produce the incredible Mono have led to a partnership that captures the entire build process alongside professional studio and location images that, effectively, support their brand and commercial image.

In addition, we create customer books of each car to add value to their final product and give their discerning customers a real #OneofaKind surprise.

My team and I cover much more than just motorsport events and over the last few years have covered events organised by the industry that range from car launches to long-distance road trips and track day experiences.

I provide a range of services within motorsport including:

  • race/series coverage for organisers
  • season/race series coverage for teams
  • bespoke season coverage for professional and gentlemen drivers with a personalised record of the year
  • commercial images for sponsors, teams and manufacturers
  • collaboration with photo and pr agencies

Holding media accreditation with; World Endurance Championship (WEC), European Le Mans Series (ELMS), Le Mans Cup, Blancpain GT Series, International GT Open, Gulf 12 Hour, Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East, British GT, GT Cup Championship and many more.

The secret to providing a truly professional service comes from experience, not just experience taking photographs, but real race experience. With a background in race marshaling, our team is safe, knowledgable and trained to watch, listen and predict the action whether that is on the track, in the garage, with the team or the atmosphere being created by the fans. It all comes together to create a race story and each story can be considered a chapter in a bigger production.

Each trip, no matter if it is the first or fifteenth to a circuit, is carefully planned and organised to maximise the opportunities to tell the story from the track, the pits, the garage and from the teams perspective. This includes what we cannot take pictures of, as we are well aware that there are secrets behind the smoke and mirrors that should be kept that way.

I was asked to cover the event for the Sean Edwards Foundation, a fantastic charity established to challenge and improve driver standards and circuit safety in memory of Sean who's life and career was cut too short.

The foundation work closely with the BRDC, FIA and a number of teams including the incredibly successful Black Falcon team (the Mercedes cars in the gallery) and one of many foundation ambassadors, Oliver Webb who was driving the blue McLaren.

My home circuit and a beauty she is.  This is where my love of the action really started and I stood on the bank as a marshal for over 3 seasons, made some great friends and dealt with some serious and not so serious incidents.

The racing here is always close, the narrow circuit and combination of slow and high speed corners makes for a fantastic weekend of GT racing, that said, if the legends are at Oulton too, go see them, what a sight!

This is another unique design from BAC and the work that went into ensuring the lines were straight over the cars curves and contours was no mean feat.  

The car  was produced for a new dealership in Hong Kong and was presented with some real panache and flair.  You can see some images from the launch by clicking here.

This was my first time covering a 24 hour race and where better that the epic Spa-Francorchamps.  Shooting everything from the race car parade into Spa centre to the podium it was a challenge and and real rush at the same time. As you would expect, the weather threw everything at us. Cold, rain, hail, sunshine, we had it all and got stuck in most of it! The 24 hour part was toughest at about 05:00 some 15 hours in, but in reality it wasn't 24 hours for me, my 'shift' was closer to 38 hours and I loved every minute of it. Hope you enjoy looking at some of my memories from that glorious weekend.

Another 'first' for me in 2015 and what a way to end an incredible season, the championship decider at the last weekend and my team in second with a chance to clinch the title. The late Autumn weather spoiled us with warmth and sunshine and the circuit didn't fail to deliver. Similar in style to Estoril, Catalunya is fantastic to shoot and with the addition of inner and outer service roads that I was allowed to drive on, this was an absolute pleasure of a job!

A wonderful, symmetrical design from BAC Mono. One of my favourites blending paint and visible carbon in perfect amounts. The symmetry is awesome as is the design, using the body lines to draw the eye across the car and back. Love it!

From one epic, iconic circuit to another, Monza. Nestled in a beautiful park this brutal, flat-out race track is a test of nerve. Full throttle for the vast majority of the time strains the engines, the brakes get hammered too trying to slow the car down for tight chicanes and the infamous parabolica. 

Steeped in history with the old banking still accessible, Monza is beautiful. All that being said, from a photographers perspective, a difficult circuit to shoot as access is limited and you can see where you want to be but are unable to get there.

How many words can describe this place? Legendary, frightening, awesome, fast, beautiful, HUGE! Let's not forget the fact that the weather does what it wants, when it wants! Spa is sensational to shoot, the racing is always top quality and I love coming back here time and again. There is a special feel about the place and you can't help but think of the history, the landscape and how much your feet are going to ache at the end of the weekend!

A fantastic piece of work from the creative minds at BAC Mono. The perfect blend of visible carbon, striking paint detail and the innovative use of matt panelling. A design that you can look at for hours and hours!

Another first for me in 2015 and an incredible road trip from Salzburg through the mountains to Spielberg and the incredible Red Bull Ring. By far the hottest weekend of the season and not just in terms of the weather, the action was fantastic and the facilities, well, the best I've been to. 

 The hosts were incredible, the reception, shop and media centre are all exceptional and the circuit was immaculate. I am very much looking forward to a return to this fantastic, incredibly picturesque track.

A return to my home circuit. A track I have had the honour of photographing a number of times for various clients in British GT series, Blancpain and GT Cup Championship. Silverstone is a fast circuit with iconic corners and instantly recognisable landmarks including the BRDC Club and The Wing . Again, not only were we blessed with great racing, but also, a weekend of warm, dry weather.....perfect!

An asymmetrical design created for a truly creative individual who loves his cars. Presented to him at Jay Leno's Garage, this masterpiece really showcases what is possible.