Midnight Movers

Midnight Movers

  Midnight Movers is a limited edition hardback book.

Packed with superb pictures, this coffee table book makes a great gift.

144 pages in A4 size

 All photos in colour on heavy silk coated art paper

Landscape format   30cm x 21.5cm 

Weight   1.1kg, inclusive of packaging

ISBN 978-1-8382073-0-4

About The Book   

 Midnight Movers features atmospheric photographs, taken at night and early mornings.

In the mid-eighties, factory worker Mark Gredzinski taught himself how to take truck pictures at night. It was a challenge, undertaken between bouts of unemployment. The average exposure for each picture was either a few seconds or many minutes. The concept was to record trucks hidden in the shadows, bringing them to life. These long exposures revealed trucks in rich colours.  

No expense has been spared to produce a top quality book to rival anything on the market. Using a professional designer, each page has a clean look among over 200 colour pictures. At least twenty photographs totally fill the page without borders, for maximum impact with no loss of clarity. All pictures are scanned from the original film.

It's a big book, weighing just under under two pounds and over 23 inches wide when opened out.  Heavy coated paper provides accurate photo reproduction. Complimenting the midnight blue cover are cloth head and tail bands with coloured end papers. Small touches that count.  

The ten chapters cover trucks paired up at night, famous fleets and lorries photographed in bad weather. One chapter alone concentrates on roped and sheeted trucks. British lorries, include 62 ERFs and Fodens, alongside plenty of Scania, Volvo, Mercedes and MANs . The majority are articulated including tippers, flatbeds, tankers and car transporters. Most locations are from the Midlands, but the trucks are countrywide including Scotland and Wales.

How the pictures were taken is described from the author's perspective. Photographic techniques are explained alongside personal observations. The photos are fully captioned.

The viewpoint is that of an outside observer as drivers themselves are better qualified to tell the inside story. No lorry driver was ever knowingly woken up in the dead of night! 

This book is unique and has received glowing press reviews and customer comments.  

Truck makes include;   AEC, Atkinson, Bedford (TK, KM and TM), ERF (LV and A Series, plus B,C and E Series), DAF 2800 and 3300, Foden from S39 to 4300 Series, Kenworth, Leyland including Marathon, Cruiser, Roadtrain and Leyland DAF 95, MackMagirus, MAN, Mercedes NK, SK and Actros, Renault G Series and Magnum, Scania ( 111,112,113 and 141), Seddon Atkinson (301, 400, 401, 4-11 and Strato), Scammell Routeman and Highwayman, Spanish Dodges, Volvo (F7, F88, F12, FL10, FM and FH12) and more. 

Its a long list, but fleets include;

Brian Harris of Devon, P&O Roadways, Joint Motorways, JB McBean, Canning, Bayfreight, C. Butt, Rawlings, GCS Johnson, McCall Bros, Burgoynes, Syd Wood, Hills of Cardiff, John Raymond, ECM car transport, Sidney Harrison's Scammells, Millicans of Longtown, Myers of Clitheroe, David G. Davies, Lawsons of Cumbria, H. Morgan, Hayward of Walsall, LE Jones, Naylors of Lancashire, William Blythe of Accrington, Geo. Beer, Cardiff Transport, Truswell, WH Malcolm, Bewick, Atkins, Bowker, British Salt, Allinson, Tyson H. Burridge, Glendinning, John Raymond, Reyner of Manchester, Jack Richards, Meachers, Riding, Ken Abram, Robsons, Murray Hogg of Newcastle, Bergen, Allmans, RG Bassett, Sam Longson, Hunt Bros, Wilds Motors, Soens, Iddons, Banks Grain, Blueline, Cannons, Evans, H. Brown, Peter Halley, T. Brady, Walpole & Wright, Connolly Transport of Ireland, A-One Transport, Craigs of Denny, Barnes & Tipping, Eddie Stobart, DA Harrison, Ditchfield, Shaws, Harold Read, Hillstate of Sheffield, Thompson Jewitt,...... and many more around the British Isles.

About the author  Mark Gredzinski has been involved with transport imaging and design for over 50 years with 35 years journalistic experience. He's contributed to the sport of drag racing for decades and spent many years as a drag race correspondent for Custom Car magazine and Street Machine. Truck magazines such as Heritage Commercials have featured his work. He is both a technical artist and model maker and has won awards for his designs. Originally trained as a silversmith, Mark developed a keen eye and an insistence on quality in any creative work. In 2015 Mark garnered a BA Honours degree in photography from Birmingham City University. 

"The book is dedicated to my late truck driving brother Adam 'Jasper' Gredzinski. He, like many others, experienced what a night out behind the wheel felt like. It's aimed at all transport enthusiasts, with an appreciation of how dynamic a truck can look, beyond just a collection of metal parts."

This is a limited edition book with a single print run

Should you want a book signed - just ask!

A quality full colour book for less than the price of an ink cartridge.

Product Code: Book 1. Midnight Movers.
Weight: 0.895kg