December 29, 2012
I love these photos to death, it almost feels like I didn’t take them. They have that classic ” I just pulled a bunch of photos out from dads cupboard and look what I found” feel. I take my inspiration and grounding for these shots partly from my own experience, but also greatly from the images my father took when he was younger and spent the weekends at the track photographing. He still has a big wad of negatives from those days and I have often dragged them out and been impressed with the photos he captured on the primitive gear he had (I have). These photos are a tribute to the style and feel of those days.
I developed this film what seems like an age ago now, late October I think? It seems a common occurrence however that I develop a film, create a proof sheet, enjoy the 35mm square of images and then store it in the top draw for later on. When exactly is later on anyway? I thought it way over due that this roll be uncovered, I bring you three photos that I thoroughly enjoy. The first above is the result after one lap, two men out front battling for 1st 2nd over the crest of turn 3 at Hampton Downs.
Sigh, I have been eyeing out this photo ever since Hampton opened, disheartened with lack of a lens larger than 300mm I finally managed to snag it with that beautiful 500mm Takumar I got last year. Sharp lines of the track filled with SIN waves from drift days and dotted motorcycles drawing the eye along, beautiful.
For more photos including a set of medium format photos try here.