Motorsport, automotive and classic car photography
For me, motorsport photography is a challenge. So, to begin with let’s state that I love motorsport and cars, along with the caveat that I’m interested in many other, and possibly more worthy, things as well.
I am a hunter and the camera is my gun
The motorsport challenge is to express the moment, and the moment is forever changing. I am a hunter and the camera is my gun. I work in an uncontrolled environment. This demands engagement with a state that is in constant flux, predicting and seizing the moment. It requires effective use of the camera, adapting focus, shutter speed, lens and focal length in a moments notice. Also, where am I within this environment, what are my angles, where is the sun, is there a vehicle coming up behind! These are the variables that I love and gives me the motivation me to express something of what I witness.
The motorsport challenge is to express the moment, and the moment is forever changing
You will notice that not all here is motorsport. Some of it is of classic cars and the like. Well, my inclination is to apply much of the same approach as I do in motorsport, which is, whenever possible, to photograph them on the move and within a natural environment of streets, shops and other cars. They are beasts in the wild rather than in a zoo. But also, in contrast to what I just stated, my next project is to photograph vehicles in a controlled environment and location with lighting in order to portray them as objects.
Please enjoy my work and find something for yourself, be it about cars, racing, composition or photography.
Commissions and photo use
If you are thinking about a photographic project or have a requirement to use any photos then please do get in touch with me here…
It costs nothing to ask and I will be interested to hear from you.
All photos copyright Nigel Buckner