Photographer of lonely cars & light. Based in Houston, TX.

With a background in graphic design, Kevin McCauley got into photography simply to be able to shoot dramatic portfolio images of his printed design and advertising work. But, inevitably, the subject matter became cars. 

Kevin has been professionally shooting for a decade, with clients that include Genesis, Jaguar, Mazda, Audi, Aston Martin, Lincoln, McLaren, Volvo, Polestar, and more. His work can be seen in Road & Track, Autoweek, and Panorama.

His Instagram has been on lists of 'accounts to follow' in Creative Review, GQ, Esquire, Autocar, The London Evening Standard, and many more.  

A video he created was voted the Bring-A-Trailer Video of the Year 2021, and was nominated for the 2022 International Motor Film Awards. 

He still makes time for some graphic design and illustration, which – as you may have surmised – also ended up becoming about cars. He designed the book for the relaunch of the Petersen Automotive Museum, and he created and maintains Automoji, a Porsche-themed iMessage App for iPhone that features over 250 emoji illustrations of Porsches throughout history, from Type 64 to Taycan Turbo.

Instagram: @capturingthemachine


Pro tips to take the best photos when trying to sell your car

ISO 1200
iPhone Photography Tricks For Shooting Cars

To Take Better Car Photos, Step Back and Zoom In

Gizmodo Australia
Avoid These Mistakes When Taking Car Photos

Automotive Photography: An Interview with the Pros

The Finest Car Photos on Instagram

Who We’re Following: Kevin McCauley aka capturingthemachine

The 9 Best Car Accounts to Follow on Instagram

Creative Review 
Insights: How Car Brands Can Make the Most of Instagram

The Coolest Cars on Instagram

Artist Mixes LEGO Posche 911 GT3 RS, Real 911 in Amazing iPhone Perspective Pic

London Evening Standard
20 Instagram Accounts Every Car Lover Should Follow

These Are the Best Car Accounts to Follow on Instagram

The Petersen Museum Blog
A Rave in the Vault

@capturingthemachine, Les Voitures Comme Modèles Photo
Ten Car Enthusiasts You Should Follow on Instagram

Yahoo! Autos
Top 6 Tumblrs Every Gearhead should Follow

GQ (India)
Basically, Instagram Porn For Petrolheads

El Motor
25 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow If You Like Cars

The Drive
The 10 Best Automotive Instagram Accounts of 2015 Cameras
Shoot First: An Interview With Photographer Kevin McCauley

RK Motors
Five Must-Follow Automotive / Motorsports Instagrams

Top 10 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow If You Love Cars