2013 has been a very exciting year for me and my photography work.
After spending the last decade or so photographing landscapes, I decided to take the plunge and try something a bit different.
In early March I managed to secure a season pass for my local racetrack, Brands Hatch, and so began my journey into Motorsport photography.
I have always been a petrol head, regularly participating in track days and attending Motorsport events, and with the racetrack so close to home it made sense to connect my two passions and see where it could lead.
The first few trips to the racetrack were complete disasters, and resulted in very few usable images. But with each visit I was learning something new and honing my skills, and pretty soon the quality of my images started to improve.
Photographing fast moving race cars and motorbikes could not have been more different than the slow paced landscape work that I was used to, but I found it extremely exciting, and the few decent shots that I did manage to get early on provided the inspiration and motivation to keep coming back.
For me 2013 has very much been a learning curve with many challenges along the way, but over the course of the year I have come to love Motorsport photography as much as I do my landscape work, and I have enjoyed every minute that I have spent at the racetrack.
I have met some great people this year at Brands Hatch, and I continue to be humbled by the level of support and encouragement that I have received from the teams and drivers that I have spoken to, thank you all so much!
At the moment I am busy making plans for the coming year, there are lots of things in the pipeline and many dates in the calendar, so watch this space!
Thanks again for all of your support during 2013, and I look forward to seeing you all next year!