Journal: These Are Brochure Photos For Life With A Classic Volkswagen T3 Camper Van

These Are Brochure Photos For Life With A Classic Volkswagen T3 Camper Van

By Petrolicious Productions
March 17, 2016

Photography by Brook James Photography

Living with something undoubtedly lends itself to gaining a more intimate perspective of it. Photographers try to capture that intimacy in only a few frames, perhaps in a close portrait or in a gloomy shot of a deeply grey street scene.

In Brook James’ case, it’s difficult to not see the pull that his Volkswagen T3 Camper has on him, and his shots. He sent these to us in advance of an upcoming road trip through Tasmania, with the promise to write a more in-depth look at the joys of traveling in an older VW van—besides the scenery, of course.

“Hands down my favourite vehicle I have owned to date,” he says, and we can see why. As a commercial photographer generally working on different subjects in Melbourne, Australia, James uses his van travels and passion for vehicles as a way to merge his photography with a love of cars.

Follow his work online and—for the latest—on Instagram.

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Alberto Torres
Alberto Torres
1 year ago

The Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) was the third version of the Volkswagen Transporter, and it was sold under a variety of names in different parts of the world, including Transporter or Caravels in Europe, Microbus in South Africa, and Venango in North and South America.
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The Volkswagen Style 2 is a forward-control light commercial vehicle produced in 1950 by the German carmaker Volkswagen as their second car model. It is officially known (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi, or Microbus, or unofficially as the Bus (US), Camper (UK), or Bulli (Germany).

Lazar Octavian
Lazar Octavian
7 years ago

This is just great. I love the mood he captured with these shots. Looking at these from my office, really make s me miss a good road trip at least. alos went to his website, love him photography, lots of film shots too : )

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
7 years ago

Traveling or better yet overlanding in a VW T2 of any vintage can be summed up as follows ; Simplicity and Efficiency with an overwhelming amount of Functionality and a surprising amount of comfort [ albeit with a compromise or two ] all wrapped up in a package smaller than many of todays so called ‘ compact’ cars with mechanicals anyone with a modicum of understanding can maintain and repair not to mention having the ability to be repaired during the short term [ until full repairs can be done ] guaranteed to get you to the next garbage when needed .

I myself traveled and toured the continental US Canada and parts of Mexico in several T2 Westy’s of various vintages [ I hate tour buses and prefer driving over flying when possible ] on and off from …. err … hmm … oh yeah … 1977 – 1990 . And though I’d never buy another one today … I loath the day that I sold the last one I owned .

Many happy travels Mr James …. and by the way .. which conversion is your T2 ? Me likes ..

” Truckin .. like the do dah man .. Once told me you gotta play your hand …..” .. or if you prefer [ I do ] .. ” Phi Beta Zappa .. Freak yer Greek Baby “

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
7 years ago
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… eeesh … garbage should of read … Garage ! My kingdom [ or at least whats left of it ] for an editing function Petrolicious