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  1. eGarage went to the Bonneville Salt Flats in August 2014 to document a very special “Speed Week”.
    It was the hundred year anniversary of land speed racing on the Bonneville salt. A century of speed.
    Much to our dismay the salt bed was flooded by torrential rains and the event was cancelled.
    The footage that follows is what came of our short trip. The quotes from noted historians highlight the magic that is Bonneville and the spirit of those that compete there.

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  2. It was the golden age of Hot Rodding. The Second World War had just ended and many were looking to duplicate the excitement of their overseas experiences. It was a time when building a fun car to break a few rules with was fast, easy, and cheap. All it took was an old body, easily purchased at the local scrap yard and whatever motor you had lying around. You could put it all together in your parents' driveway and all it took was a good wrench set, a little help from a buddy, and some basic welding gear.

    Once a year on a beach on the southern tip of New Jersey, that era still lives. The Race of Gentlemen is put on by the Oilers Car Club. It sees a hundred or so traditional hot rods take to the sand for two days of speed, sun, fun, salt water, friendly competition and plenty of noise.

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    The Department of Style is a field guide to the timeless, the adventurous, and the enthusiastic. We celebrate craft. We explore tradition. We find the creative imaginations that take classic forms and make them their own.

    It is about understanding that in life, doing something right takes time, and skill, and effort. But therein lies the joy. Finding people who still do those things that way and telling their stories is the original Departmental mandate.

    Semper Intrepidus

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  3. with thanks to Alex King

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  4. A selection of my automotive work for Bentley

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  5. Perfection - An emotive brand film for bespoke car enhancer Overfinch.
    Shot on location in the beautiful Swiss Alps near St. Moritz

    Directed & Produced by Martin Bennett

    Talent - Seumas Sargent
    DOP - Konstantin Freyer
    Local Producer - Roger Neuburger
    Production - Markus Egloff
    Drone Pilot - Martin Rickenmann
    Drone Camera - Daniel Kunz
    DIT - James Gray
    Location Sound - James Gray
    1stAC - Dominik Müller

    Script - Dominik Binegger & John Moseley
    Editor - Malcolm Crowe
    Music - Mark Delany
    Colour Grade - Simone Grattarola (Rushes London)
    Retouch - The Brewery (London)

    Technical:
    Canon 5D MK3 using Magic Lantern (three camera bodies 1. Drone, 2. Ronin, 3.Tripod)
    Zeiss CP.2 prime lenses 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
    Ronin Gimbal
    Camera Copter (Swiss Helicam)

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Chromjuwelen

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Life is too short for ugly cars.

Safe. You can choose your means of getting around by price-performance ratio, trunk capacity or color. Or by breakdown statistics. Of even by fuel efficiency. Now that's really safe. And rational. But you can also let


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Life is too short for ugly cars.

Safe. You can choose your means of getting around by price-performance ratio, trunk capacity or color. Or by breakdown statistics. Of even by fuel efficiency. Now that's really safe. And rational. But you can also let your heart and the gasoline in your blood carry you away. That's passion.

Chromjuwelen.com (Chrome Jewels) sets off with the passion that steers you off the safe path into the irrational lane. The community that meets and exchanges info every day on the internet portal has it's high-octane outing behind it. And often makes everything associated with it—choice of music, clothing and colorful skin—part of their lifestyle. With all the consequences. And a lot of self-confidence.

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