“Behind every swipe and like, there’s photograph. Behind every photograph, there’s a story to be told.” In the world of racing, everyone relies on photos. The various series’ need them to show who won the race and promote themselves for next year. The teams need them for press releases. The drivers want them for their sponsors. But behind those photographs, there are people. People like myself, who make a living chasing race cars around the world with cameras. There are no da
I love my job. I really do. BUT there are days that are just taxing. The conditions can be perfect, the sun bright and crisp, the skies blue and the racing fantastic, but you just can’t get into it and get into a creative flow thanks to things outside my control. That, in a nutshell was my 5th time covering the Mobil 1 Sebring 12 hour. I love this track. It is the perfect blend of old school and unforgiving character. Those unique blue and white tire barriers and rumble strip
Over the past few years, I think it’s safe to say that F1, my first love in car racing, has lost that “fever” and passion that it used to have. In part thanks to hideously ugly cars, processional races of fuel and tire saving in the name of the dreaded word of relevance, and a lack of sound to at least antagonize one of my body’s senses. F1 needed a good shake up. So, standing trackside at Barcelona’s circuit at 8:59am, I waited for the first view of the 2017 cars. I was shoo
The Rolex Daytona 24 is tough on any day. Throw 16 hours of rain into the mix, and it becomes a brutal test of endurance on mind body and equipment. 2017’s first race of the year is always one I look forward to. With new cars, new drivers, old friends and new ones, it’s like going back to school. Photographically, I also have to shake the cobwebs off. Save for the 3 days of testing in early January, I have spent the last month and a half shooting food, drinks, artists and loc
I’m not going to wax poetic in this blog. Sportscar racing is back, and it is back with a whole bunch of NEW. New teams. New cars. New drivers. 2016 is going to be a great year for endurance racing. Here are some of my favorite frames from 3 days of testing in Daytona. We’ll all be back in 2 weeks for the big show, until then, here are a few favorites. To see more images, search for drivers, teams or cars, please visit my archive. Thanks to Lamborghini, O’Gara Motorsport, Day
I’ll be honest. Formula 1 cars no longer excite my senses. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy the sport. But it’s been a few years since I stood at a corner and had my mouth hanging on the floor watching them dance noisily past an apex with the throttle open and screaming, while the hair on the back of your neck stands at attention. Sportscars however, and in particular the LMP1 class, are something to behold. Shanghai International Circuit is no one’s favorite destination. Th
Are you a Lewis Hamilton fan? If so, why? What is it about his personality that you love? Those of us that wander the paddock with F1’s “megastar” are divided in our thoughts about him. Maybe it’s just the photographers. We mean nothing to the newly blonde king of cool. I’ve heard stories from journalists about how nice he is. He notices new shoes, new jewelry, new hair styles, a new pen. It sounds like they’re describing a different person to the one we point our lenses at.
I was sitting on my couch watching the halftime show of the 2015 NFL Super Bowl. Anyone that’s a fan of car racing had been told to hold their breath for a massive announcement by Japanese manufacturer Nissan, and it’s future racing car. So there I waited. And then it came. A multi million dollar ad aired on primetime during the US’s biggest sporting event which officially announced what we all had heard rumors of, and gave us a first glimpse of a race car unlike we had seen
Monaco. It is a race that has to be seen to be believed. Even when the racing action is less than exhilarating, Monaco is a magical place to watch racing cars. I am more than well aware that I have the best access that even money itself cannot buy. But even for the average fan watching from one of the countless balconies or grandstands that cover Monte Carlo, and even more so for those watching on TV and seeing those heart pounding onboard clips of today’s drivers throwing a
I love winter testing. Not everyone does, but I do. The long days allow for plenty of opportunities to make art with the new cars pounding around lap after lap after lap. You can learn so much about the cars, the drivers and the teams. It still boggles my mind that so many journalists keep their asses planted in the media center watching a live timing screen, and occasionally poking their head over the desk to see which car is coming in pitlane and what tire it is running on.