The Art Of Speed – F1 Photography
This season covering the Formula One my ethos remains the same: how can I stay current? I never want my photos to become boring and repetitive . Stylistically, my inspiration comes from the personalities of the F1 drivers– I respect my colleagues but don’t want to copy their photographic styles or follow their leads, I’ll find my own way thanks. This year, in my opinion, the halo driver-safety device presents the biggest challenge to F1 photographers that we’ve ever seen.
I respect my colleagues but don’t want to copy their photographic styles or follow their leads, I’ll find my own way thanks.
F1 means the latest technologically advanced machines, shaped by the aerodynamic forces flowing over their svelte bodywork. When the cars are on track, the driver’s helmet is the focal point so I’m aiming to capture images where the viewer isn’t aware of the halo; rear shots, tight cockpit crops, overhead pictures. It’ll be tricky but that won’t stop me trying. Other than planning how to attack the job artistically, my life is generally spent booking flights and hotels, checking my equipment, trying new software, speaking to both existing and potential clients, and spending time with my family. It’s been extremely but I know with age I’ve become calmer, more relaxed.