Lucky Seventh.

I’ve now been fortunate enough to get to seven Grand Prix. I haven’t won the ticket, nor am I loaded from lottery winning that allow me to walk around summer Silverstone waving my camera about. Each one has been saved for and bought, and then I mount heaps of pressure on myself, as I try…

Prove Yourself.

To take my camera to the Grand Prix or not? That was the question I asked myself, Thursday morning before the first of four straight trips up to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix weekend. It was the Grand Prix. A banquet of creative opportunity where my nemesis of inspiration would be adorned with colour,…

Max Attack

It’s a Monster.

I love Formula One. Absolutely love it. Every race, we turn on or tune into the action to witness another selection of prestigious laps from the motorsport calendar. Arguably, it’s the pinnacle of certain technologies, combined by some of finest minds, then piloted by the most talented drivers around the best circuits in the world.…

Drag Strip

Formel Eins ist Zurück.

Formula One was back. That was the line in the German media used to entice interest in F1’s return to the country and the Hockenheimring. I was fortunate enough to be taken along as a bit of a treat. My first visit to an event outside of the UK, and my first Grand Prix hosted…

Valve

It was a test, right?

So the British Grand Prix came and went, and it was good. Luckily, us Formula One enthusiasts were also treated to the lesser spotted in-season test the week after the Grand Prix, and a second opportunity to catch the cars lapping the plateau. With action all-day Tuesday and Wednesday and tickets cheap, it was a…

Crosswind

A great picture is…

A great picture is knowing where to stand. But what if you know where to stand and your not allowed? Welcome to the challenge of shooting my third Grand Prix. Attempting to evolve your photography and technique, whilst battling against the random nature of the crowds and the obstacles that are present is a tough…

There’s more than just the cars on the track.

Trying to portray all the surroundings at the Grand Prix was always going to be a challenge, especially as taking snapshots is one aspect of photography I’ve never found easy. Trying to capture the essence of the day, be it the fans, the weather, the emotions and the scale is a tricky task. There are…

From the go

From 200 to 300 and back again.

2104 was a first for me. The inspiration of the Grand Prix, witnessed first hand is an experience I will never forget. I was inspired, and unfortunately for the wallet, wanted to experience even more. After my ‘success’ with my photographic efforts in 2014, and I will call them a success as they were images…

Perez in the Shade

Where it all started.

January 2014. In anticipation of the fast approaching F1 season, we decided to treat ourselves to some Grand Prix tickets and seats at Club Corner no less. Excitement is not the word. I’ve followed F1 over the years; I was very much into Nigel Mansell as a kid, and cheered on Damon Hill while he…