The Automotive Life

Photographer, Aaron Leven documents car culture in Yorkshire

For the past year, photographer, Aaron Leven has been documenting the subculture of boy racers.

Photographed predominantly in Yorkshire, The Automotive Life captures the public spaces – including retail park car parks - where car groups meet up and take over the space for the night, exchanging the latest tips on car modifications, have rev-offs, do donuts, buy stickers and generally escape from the monotony of day-to-day working life.

The meets provide a social space for youths and bystanders alike to meet and become a part of a growing community.

As a publisher and Community Interest Company, TRIP is dedicated to showcasing unconventional stories that may otherwise be overlooked. We aim to give a platform to the unseen and a microphone to the ignored. Expression is a right and should not be confined to those that can afford to work for free; which is why we strive to support a diverse range of creatives in their work, commissioning exciting projects and creatives to visualize them.

Founded as a magazine in 2013 by photographer, Dean Davies, TRIP was born from a desire to provide opportunity and exposure for image-makers across multiple platforms and medias. With a focus on people and place, in 5 years TRIP gained a loyal readership, and became known for its honest image output and representation of the underrepresented, featuring over 800 image-makers from across the world through a website, 5 magazines and 3 free zines.

As TRIP C.I.C. we are not interested in profiting from the activities of the organization, and re-invest all income back in to consecutive publishing projects.

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