Dave Hewison Photography


Shooting James Bond’s Aston Martin DBS
Bond Aston Martin DBS "Her Majesty's Secret Service"

Shooting James Bond’s Aston Martin DBS

It isn’t too often you get the chance to see, let alone shoot, a car that was used in one of the most iconic movie franchises in history.

The car is a 1969 Aston Marin DBS and the film was “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” released in 1969.

There were two cars used for the film, one was for external shots and the other for internal. This was the car that was most featured as it was used for all the external shots.

The car has been in Australia for 40 years and has been fully restored and slightly upgraded with electronic ignition and electric fans to help it survive Australian weather.

After having the car for so long, it was decided it was time for someone else to enjoy it so it was sold recently and will be departing our shores bound for Europe.

The new owners wanted some images of the car before it was packed into a container, as well as a short interview with the man who has had this car for so long.

The shoot had to take place in the quarantine facility so we didn’t have much to work on in terms of locations and backgrounds, but regardless of the challenging location, it was an absolute honour to see this car and be able to shoot it before leaving Australia forever.

Cover Photo – Andrew Hewison

Dave shoots for Speed Media Image Agency, a professional photo agency providing coverage of all sports, events and photojournalism. We photograph for international, national and local media agents, including Getty Images, Icon Sportswire, AP, News Corp, The Times, ESPN and CNN. We have a team of commercial photographers ready to shoot for sport teams and sponsors.

Dave Hewison

There are three things that truly make me happy. My Son, taking pictures and a damn good coffee. In that order. When it comes to photography, I shoot action and when I capture a moment – that peak moment – whether its sport, or a protest or a father embracing his child after days searching for him in the bush. This is what makes my heart beat. I live in Melbourne, Australia with my 11 year old son. I’m a sports photographer who absolutely loves what I do. In between sport, I shoot news and in-between news I shoot street. I love everything that comes with photography. I meet the most interesting people, I go to amazing places and I work all sorts of hours. I love the spontaneity of photography. Throughout my career I’ve been lucky enough to have been published in Marie Claire, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Age and GQ Magazine, along with many others. My sports images are regularly published both nationally and internationally and I continue to strive for excellence every time I take a picture.