Most people who've worked in the motorcycle press in Britain over the past 30 years will have had the pleasure of either working with John Noble, or will have been regaled with yarns about his occasionally (!) eccentric behaviour. Anyone who's read the press will have enjoyed some of the best motorcycling photography out there.
This clip perfectly captures John, to many still known by the nickname 'Selwyn', after the TV character Selwyn Froggitt. The waving arms, impossibly high and exasperated voice, choice language and repeated hitching-up of ever-falling trousers are classic ingredients of any John Noble road test photo shoot. Like all photographers, John is obsessed with the light and, this being Britain, you often have to grab opportunities between banks of heavy cloud. Off-camera is a bunch of road testers failing to act on John's crystal clear signage. Keep your eye on the mobile phone. MP