A collection of my favourite and some unseen images from 2015.
Donington Historic Festival
Here’s to an even better 2016.
After having a blast at the first test at the start of August, I missed the second Formula E test (for reasons which will hopefully become clear very soon!), but managed to attend the final two days of testing. It was great to see the teams and drivers progress. Like last time, I was working with the wonderful guys at Electric Autosport.
Here’s an extended gallery from the 2015 edition of the Silverstone Classic. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the following images, please get in touch!
Since the dust settled the other week, I’ve been trying to put the Goodwood Festival of Speed in to context with some other events I’ve worked at.
It’s this truly magical concoction of car, driver, and crowd. And an amazing venue. Cars that won concours are taken away from their stands and are taken to the start line, marked with original bricks from Indianapolis, and then cajoled up the hill by some absolute legends. Not every car makes it to the finish line. Case in point – the 1989 Le Mans GTP winning 767b found its demise at the end of some hay bales. But that’s no big deal at Goodwood, just tidy it up and send the next legendary car.
It’s this spirit that makes the Festival great. It’s not the suits and ties, the tuxedos, the designer watches; it’s the love and fascination with the machines that move us. The ones that made history on the ribbons of tarmac that we revere. The brave souls who piloted unimaginably fast cars for their time.
The fire, the fuel, the grit. It’s a celebration and a monument in its own right. And I’ll be back next year for sure.
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The 2012 Britcar 24H was the first ever 24 hour race I photographed. It was quite refreshing to come back to it with a few years’ more experience under my belt and see if I could improve on my work from three years ago
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Now the steel works is gone, there’s not much left of our manufacturing heritage in Workington. Being the environmentally conscious bunch that we were in the past hundred years or so, we decided the best thing to do would be to dump the byproducts of steel making along the coastline. Not the best idea, but as the waves and wind and weather have had their time to work, they have left some interesting structures behind.
Maybe to make up for how terrible we were in the last century, we now have a coast of windmills, which I guess is okay, too.
It gets great evening light, the road varies from the sparse valleys of Honister Pass to quaint Lake District scenes. It’s really a great place to shoot.
I decided now would be as good a time as any to get out of my car, and go for a walk. And I had a really great time of it. Summer really brings this place to life, all the fields surrounding the village are carpeted in buttercups, the trees and hedgerows are alive and green (for once).
Once you get on the hillside, there are some great views of the village and the surrounding fells, as well as some pretty neat waterfalls.