In June 2011 I got to fulfill a lifelong ambition and head to France to shoot the worlds greatest motor race, the 24 hours of Le Mans. I’ve followed many forms of motorsports since I was young and before I discovered photography I was all set to work in the industry with an engineering degree. Having attended the race at Le Mans in a spectating capacity several times I’ve always wanted to be on the other side of the fence with my camera and 2011 was my opportunity. This race is unlike any other that I have ever been to though, apart from the obvious fact that it’s 24 hours long there is a uniqueness to the festivities and atmosphere that spread throughout the fans and the circuit during the 5 day run up to the actual race. Those who have attended the event often return year after year, making the pilgrimage from all corners of the globe and in total the track plays host to a quarter of a million fans during the middle of June. For me this was an opportunity not to be wasted because getting credentialed for such high profile events is not an every day occurrence. I’d love to incorporate more motorsport shooting into my work and this was going to be a prime place to show people what I was capable of.
Click through for a huge post and some videos on the whole experience.