Decades ago photographers found that Sportsmobile makes a great vehicle for getting them to that perfect location in comfort. And once there they have the conveniences of home for days at a time.
"My Sportsmobile 4x4 takes me places other photographers cannot get to. I love using the van as a blind and shooting wildlife through the windows of the pop-up top."
— Jack Panzeca, photographer
"Field work feels like home in our new Sportsmobile."
—Kennan & Karen Ward, photographers
Zippered screens and windows for clear shooting.
Tripod lockers and other specialty cabinets
Steel security compartments (above)
It's Their One Ton Camera Bag, studio on wheels and much more.
"Couldn't be happier with my rock climber. Sportsmobile built it just the way I wanted it. There is a space or compartment for all of my equipment, including a seven cubic foot under-floor steel security compartment."
—Kenneth Crain, photographer
The Sprinter's 75" interior height provides a comfortable space over the platform bed. Sliding screen windows, 15" x 45", provide cross ventilation. A 3-speed quiet attic fan can provide lots more. Ceiling speakers, TV, small hinged wall shelves and two swivel reading lights add to the comfort of the "loft."
Gaucho is 72" long and converts to a 44" wide bed. A 9" hinged bed extension will support a separate cushion for an overall 81" length. Two openings in the partition below the platform bed serve as steps.
Carl and Ritta will stow their bikes in the garage compartment along with loads of gear. Loncoin rubberized flooring and side-wall carpet will provide many years of heavy usage protection. Note the tie-down rings. Two auxiliary batteries are located below the rear corners in fiberglass pouches.
A lined 6 CF steel compartment with a key lock cover provides additional security for Carl's cameras. The spare tire now stows inside to provide room under the van for the storage compartment.
Galley has ample space with a large drawer and storage below. Convection microwave and 4 CF refrigerator are conveniently located. Stove and propane system were deleted for credit.
Porta Potti, electric flush, slides out. Door on closet also can serve as a partition. For more storage there are upper side and front cabinets, plus some storage in the Gaucho base.
Sprinter EB van, a door on the galley hinges down for an outside table.
"I'm a professional photographer for a sports magazine. Ritta and I will travel extensively in our customized Sportsmobile for photo assignments and pleasure."
— Carl and Ritta Yarbrough
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Mobile office area has a long desk and large TV for viewing pictures of the day.
There's plenty of space for meeting with clients. A curtain can be added for the bed area.
The large platform bed will sleep two very comfortably. Note the built-in steps.
A small galley includes a refrigerator, convection microwave and sink. A Porta Potti stows in the cabinet.
Platform bed is 69" wide. The length and height can vary. Bed can be made to be removable.
Half dinette will seat four, depending on its length. Usually a window is located over a seat/bed.
Dinette quickly converts into a 30"-wide single bed. The gaucho above makes a 44"-wide bed.
Built for Mike Shore, a sports photographer. Mike will use his Sportsmobile for his traveling office, which sometimes might be on location for days.
"The van is wonderful. Went to Cali and back flawlessly and just finished up for five days. Thanks again for an awesome vehicle. This thing rocks." — Mike Shore
"My Sportsmobile is my home and highly mobile studio. I specialize in adventure sports action, expedition documentary, commercial and editorial assignments."
— Trevor Clark, www.trevorclarkphoto.com
"The Sprinter that I had customized by Sportsmobile is serving my photo tour business very well. Most importantly, my clients love it." — Paul
Paul Frederick Martin has been photographing the landscapes of Wyoming since the early 1970s. He is now the owner of Photo Safaris that specializes in tours for photo enthusiasts to hone their wildlife and scenic photography skills.
Sportsmobile has the experience and the creativity to convert a variety
of specialty vehicles for the film industry.
Just let us know what your needs are. We will be glad to work with you.
Three cinematography production and film crews now depend on their Sportsmobile to get them to their location. It also serves as their studio, changing room, and meeting location.
Sportsmobile can convert a van to whatever level you need — such as 12V/110V electrical systems, inverters, climate control, generators, etc. We can also finish out the van's interior and install furnishings and appliances to your specifications. All work will be to applicable codes.
Mobile production van used for live and recorded audio and video.
Ambient Digital was created to supply professional digital photographers with advanced tools and knowledge to complete any digital photographic project through a precise controlled and efficient workflow. Sportsmobile conversion to customer's specifications. www.ambientdsr.com