Amy Shore has been the ‘house photographer’ for Bicester Heritage for four years, capturing the development of the site, as well as the numerous events hosted over the years with her artistic photographic style.
Amy is in huge demand from brands and magazines around the world thanks to her rare ability to capture subjects in a candid, intimate style that gives real depth to the subject and enables the viewer to feel a part of the image. She started out as a wedding photographer and quickly became one of the hottest properties in the industry, as couples sought her stylish and modern approach to photography.
With a love of all things classic automotive, Amy focused her career on classic cars and motorcycles for a number of global magazines; and by covering events such as Goodwood Revival, her talent to capture a moment shone and saw her become an official photographer for more major events.
Dan Geoghegan of Bicester Heritage has always been a fan of Shore, and asked her to document the site as it underwent its transformation from derelict WW2 bomber base to classic car Centre of Excellence. Since then, Amy has been on site regularly since 2014, recording progress, the characters that made it happen and documenting the now nationally known Sunday Scramble and Flywheel events.
The exhibition, open to the public over the Sunday Scramble on 22 April, shows work personally chosen by Amy and covers a broad spectrum of themes from automotive to portraits. In addition, a separate area of the gallery created in the recently restored former Station Armoury at the heart of the site will host a special selection of images that of Bicester Heritage during from the last few years.
All work is available to purchase, with prices ranging from £175-£850.
Amy Shore said: "I'm absolutely delighted to host my first-ever solo exhibition at one of the places where it all started for me - Bicester Heritage. I'll be showcasing some of my personal favourite images from over the past four years since I become a professional photographer, with subjects ranging from fishermen to Ferraris. I’m really looking forward to meeting people on the day and discussing my work."
Dan Geoghegan, Managing Director of Bicester Heritage, added: “Such is Amy’s style and eye, her work is distinctive and identifiable: Amy's rare ability to capture the spirit and occasion, rather than just an artefact or object, sets her apart as one of the world’s finest automotive photographers. Bicester Heritage is honoured to welcome Amy's very first exhibition in the year in which we both celebrate our fifth anniversaries as newcomers to the motoring world. The fifth Drive It-Day Scramble looks set to be the most memorable yet.”
Advance discount tickets for the Sunday Scramble are still available from bicesterheritage.co.uk/events.