A series of images relating to and surrounding the sale of MG Rover by BMW and the subsequent changes at the then largest UK motor manufacturer. It had been hoped to include an interview and portrait of John Towers, CBE of the Phoenix Consortium but he declined. My clients brief was that I should shoot black and white, use strong lighting and get all models to do something with their hands.
Art director: Marcel Ashby
Client: Top Gear
Dennis Evans, Sei-Mitsu
As a former British Leyland manager who went on to work in Japan his opinion was sought for this feature. For me this was a race again time at the NEC, Birmingham on an early Friday evening just before MAN began the presentation of a new truck. Trying to draw some ambient light into the image was challenging.