As you may have noticed, we love a bit of photography here at crankandpiston. Proper photography makes such a huge difference to the presentation of a product, be it in a magazine, a website or a press brochure. So when the likes of Mercedes-Benz give us the opportunity to show you just how much effort is involved in getting the perfect shot, we just have to share it with you.

No point and shoot, iphone instagram, or auto DSLR shots here – This kind of work takes time, effort and a lot of tech and help.. as you will see.

For Phil it's all about the car, the quality of content and the story. Having experienced life on both sides of the automotive business, the unbridled urge to set up his own unique motoring website led to being founded in his spare room. The rest as they say is history.

Phil McGovern