- in In Pictures
Taking a 4×4 vehicle on an off-road adventure with a camera in hand is “a bit of escapism” for Land Rover fan and Instagrammer Liam Cant.
And, to his surprise, photography of his replica vehicles is quickly gaining a social following as people fall in love with his @little_landrovers creations.
The 30-year-old maintenance engineer switched from 4×4 owner to collector of 1:43 scale Land Rover replicas in an effort to be more green.
He photographs the models with his smartphone, often while walking his dog near his Norfolk home, and then shares them online.
He invests in the miniatures over expensive photographic equipment.
And while the models may be collectors’ items, he has no qualms about getting them mucky and “realistic” in his quest for the perfect shot.
Mr Cant’s love of the vehicles started at the age of 13, when he visited the annual Land Rover show in Peterborough with his family.
“My first car was an old Land Rover 90 that my father and I built up from the chassis,” he said.
“We were the typical father and son in the garage, doing bits and pieces during the summer holidays.”
Mr Cant’s creative exploits around his home near Attleborough have drawn the attention of other dog walkers, resulting in plenty of “funny looks.”
“One guy said: ‘I thought you’d fallen over… are you playing [with toys]?'” he recalled.
“I could be embarrassed, but it’s about what you get out of it. You show them the pictures afterwards, and they get it.”
Despite having owned several Land Rovers over the years, he decided commuting at 30 miles (48km) to the gallon was “not quite the right thing to do.”
He maintains his love of British cars and now drives an old Rover which he said is more economical and “as close as I can get”.
See more of Liam’s work on Instagram @little_landrovers