Chatting with our editor this month, we realised that whilst the winter months are usually a quiet period for motorsport anyway, the past year has been deafeningly silent indeed and what would make for a good spring-time feature?
So with Motorsport UK confirming that motorsport will restart in England from 29 March I decided to realise the mood for getting back on track, I would share a project I created over a number of years entitled ‘Through the Night, the Passion of Motorsport’.
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Now let’s tell you about the photographs:
The theatre of the pit lane is something of a magical experience, hidden from the crowds in the grandstand, the drivers, mechanics and engineers all work towards winning the race.
My first night time event was the Spa Six Hours where, I fell in love with my Leica Noctilux lens, providing me with such detail from utilising simple car headlamps. Visiting the Monte Carlo Rally Historic I endured the early 3am starts in the snow to capture the cars and people who I now consider to be my friends and hitching a lift to the FIA World Endurance Championship Series at Le Mans for the 24 hours race, I slept in a car trailer empty of its Ferrari, for some of the day so I could be alert from when I went out shooting at night. A lifestyle editorial piece commissioned for the Nurburgring 24 hour race allowed me to walk around the Nordschleife Forest to witness the motorsport fans.
‘Through the Night’ is a selection of my favourite photographs from these races. Some commissioned and others taken out of pure curiosity. It has made me understand the beauty of waiting and often allowed me to be part of a team.