Max Edleston

Max Edleston
Senior photographer

Max Edleston has been a photographer forWhat Car? since 2018. He joined as a junior photographer straight from Staffordshire University, where he received a first class honours degree in photography, and is now the title's senior photographer.

Max takes responsibility for the capture and editing of a wide range of images for publication across What Car?, as well as its sister titles including Autocar and Classic & Sports Car. His role involves creating exciting and dynamic imagery for online, print and social media channels – of cars of all shapes and sizes. 

Working with the latest cameras, lighting and editing software, Max can create striking images to support the in-depth reviews you'll find on What Car?, helping buyers to see every inch of any car which might be on their shortlist.

Max is an expert in:

  • Social media
  • Automotive photography
  • Image editing
  • Adobe Photoshop

Max Edleston Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you could offer a car buyer?

Be prepared to walk away if the deal isn't right for you. In the pressure of a showroom, with a salesperson sitting opposite you, you can feel obligated to sign on the dotted line there and then. However, if things aren't 100% right, or if you don't feel like you're getting the deal you deserve, remember you can always take a break, or walk away entirely.

What’s the best car you’ve driven?

As a photographer you might expect me to say something like a Hyundai Santa Fe or a Land Rover Discovery – something with lots of space for my luggage. However, in terms of purely the best car I've driven, it would have to be the Porsche 911 Dakar. The fact that it offers such incredible performance on and off-road was wonderful to experience.

What will the car market look like in 20 years?

For a start, we will all be driving electric cars – but I use the term 'driving' loosely, because by then I think advanced driver assistance systems which can do much of the business of driving for us will be widely adopted. That means longer trips might instead be used for relaxing or, in my case, editing pictures for What Car?. I'd also expect to see significant advances in charging by then, perhaps including wireless charging as we drive along – that would certainly put an end to range anxiety. 

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