Goodwood Revival 2011

If ever the phrase ‘in abundance’ was to be used it would be today here at Goodwood Revival. Lord March once again has struck his deal with God and the British weather provides glorious blue skies, where middle aged men are prodded by their wives with suntan lotion. Spitfires fly low and Maserati Birdcages roar round the circuit. Woman look gorgeous in their vintage (literally 1940’s and none of this 1980’s is retro idea), and gentleman revert to raising their seats when a lady leaves the table.  This is a time gone past, something the delicate playground that Lord March provides. This is the playground that my friends and I enjoy so.

What in your world can you honestly say will wake you up to go and look at something? Perhaps a pair of running shoes, a long journey to break, or even a loved one beside you. But for me it is the confidence that what ever is put in front of me at 5.30 in the morning, armed with my Leica M9 and my Noctilux lens, I will be ready to see it.


I have just returned from the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique, where I was shooting for Scuderia Estense Motul. I thought it would be fun to document my journey with video. Something that I could forget about and just let roll whilst it was stuck to my shoulder. This did not quite happen but I did at least shoot some video and test out the PlaySport with some understanding of what it could do.  It is waterproof, it worked in extreme cold weather and we held in the snow for a long long time. It is easy to use, but I wonder how long the battery would last if I used it for extended periods of time.