Welcome to The Transport Lens

Welcome to The Transport Lens, home of an every growing archive of transport imagery. We are based in the North East of England and work with both moving and still images.

Feel free to look around the site and get a feel for what we do.

Who are we?

Mara started attending Classic Car Rallies with a friend whose family owned several classic cars, before getting her own, a Classic MX-5 Mk1 with the iconic pop-up headlights known as ‘Lady’. She has a background in fine art photography and film-making with her work in the genre being exhibited both nationally and internationally. She holds a Master of Arts in Photography with Distinction from the University of Sunderland.

Ian has been an avid bus enthusiast since childhood, regularly attending rallies around the country. his first car was a Morris Minor 1000 which he still owns and drives whenever he can. He now curates several photographic transport archives going back over 50 years and spends much of his time scanning and cataloguing old slide images.