Capturing Brilliance. <br/>Formula One Like You’ve Never Seen It
Looking at things a different way

Very few of us will have experienced Formula One personally; the smell, noise and circus-type atmosphere all come together around the globe to create the absolute pinnacle of motorsport. No matter which way you argue it, this series will always come out on top and for all its drama, controversy and technology-laden regulations, we always come back for more. But maybe you’re not a Formula One fan? That’s fine. To be completely honest with you, I don’t religiously follow it or even know all the drivers competing on a seasonal basis. People will often assume as a ‘car guy’ that I naturally gravitate towards the sport. But no, it’s never quite struck the right chord. Yet it still fascinates me… The people, the atmosphere, the rituals and differences between tracks. So when I found out there was a way I could bring you some incredible Formula One images that I knew you’d never seen before, how could I resist?

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They are all courtesy of James Moy, a UK-based photographer who is also the cousin of two of my oldest friends. In fact it was my friend Pete who had mentioned James a couple of times. “You should speak to my cousin, he’s a photographer”, he’d say. So one day in early 2013, I jumped on the internet and did a quick search for James. Staring wide-eyed at what was coming back at me from the screen, I knew I had to meet this guy.

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You see James is what I would call a proper photographer, in so much as he knows his craft. He understands the rules and can therefore break them, creating some incredible images in the process. It’s all very well me banging on about what I think, but what I wanted to do was have James take us through some of his favourite images from the 2013 season in preparation for the incoming 2014 events. His approach fascinates me and the risks he takes are impressive too. Just wait until you see and understand the Singapore grid shot. Let’s get to it…

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Force India F1 VJM06 Launch - Silverstone, England

“An example of working with what you’ve got. I had to shoot the reveal of the new Force India car and only had the garages to shoot it in. I rarely use lighting but here it adds that drama I needed and I like the way the colours ‘pop’ too. This is pretty much straight out of the camera.

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Test Three - Day 3 - Barcelona, Spain

“A pit stop practice. I think Red Bull did one in 1.9 seconds to change all four wheels in 2013. So five years ago, when it would last ten seconds and you had refuelling, you almost had time to take a couple of shots. Now I almost can’t get there in time; by the time they run out and it happens, it’s all over. So to get pit stop images now is so much harder.

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Day 1 - Jerez, Spain

“Hamilton at Jerez; the first day of winter testing and the first time we’d seen him as a Mercedes employee. This shot shows how much, even at a supposedly quiet event like this he gets hounded; this is also shows how Lewis knows exactly what he’s doing. I was on the roof waiting for a car to come and saw him taking a walk. It also shows how we work together: there’s a definite pecking order as many of these will be first-timers, then you’ve got the permanent photographers with the numbered jackets.

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Day 1 - Jerez, Spain

“Voicerecorders, in front of Jensen Button; this shows what drivers go through outside of the car. So this was after Jenson’s first ever run in the McLaren – again it’s testing and the quantity of press that want to speak to him is still massive. I could have gone for the shot of him, but actually I noticed all these devices and that makes the picture with his hands. This is as much as about the importance of his words as it is his driving.

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Day 1 - Jerez, Spain

“A classic winter testing picture, maybe in the last five minutes of the day at nearly 6pm. I’m just willing them to do one more lap as the sun goes down. It’s obviously very back-lit and made by the lifting of the inside wheel and flare on the nose. It doesn’t matter who it is, but it’s a shot you’d never get in a race. It hooks people in pre-season and it can be used commercially as you can’t tell what the car is. It oozes quality.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - German Grand Prix - Practice Day - Nurburgring, Germany

“Nürburgring: a Sauber lifting a wheel on turn one. Essentially it’s about the aggression of the the Nürburgring – every single car lifts a wheel on turn one every single lap they do. It drops down roughly a metre. In a normal sports car you probably wouldn’t notice it as much as you do here. Other than Monaco, this is probably the maximum amount of lock you’ll see on an F1 car.

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Day 2 - Jerez, Spain

“Low, winter light. I love it. I go back to these circuits time and time again, so I know them like the back of my hand, so there are times when you use the elements around you – bushes, branches and trees. All of them change seasonally and combined with some winter light, you get something you won’t see normally.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Korean Grand Prix - Race Day - Yeongam, Korea

“This is Webber’s burnt car in Korea. He had all the bad luck in 2013 and I suppose this works because you don’t instantly know what it is; you sort of look at it and then realise it’s bits of melted carbon fibre and then there’s the colour too. All covered in foam and dirt.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Canadian Grand Prix - Practice Day - Montreal, Canada

“In Montreal it rained all weekend and I noticed a big puddle on the inside of turn one. Most people avoided it except Esteban Gutierrez. I thought somebody might go for it, so you line up with the right lens on the right exposure hoping and willing somebody to make the photo for you. Then bingo!

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Canadian Grand Prix - Practice Day - Montreal, Canada

“Montreal. This is about using the environment around you. It’s quite hairy because there’s quite a few snakes around there, so you’re aware of what’s going on with your feet whilst trying to be as smooth as you can.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Italian Grand Prix - Race Day - Monza, Italy

“Bernie and the Hoff! That’s on the grid in Monza. The Hoff turned up on the grid quite a few times in 2013 as he’s an ambassador for Infiniti, so he comes along with Red Bull. I love the expression on Bernie’s face: ‘And you are?’ Of course he knows who he is but I’d imagine he’s trying to blag another pass for his girlfriend to get on the grid.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Italian Grand Prix - Race Day - Monza, Italy

“Classic Italian Tifosi; they’re the most passionate fans of wherever we go. The thing with Monza is the amount of people trackside, so if you’re a marshal, you bring your wife and kids along too, and their mates too. The Police too, but on the flip side you can go anywhere. It’s health and safety – Italy? They rip up the rule book. There’s something unique about that and it changes the way we work – the logistics and you’re constantly aware you might be pickpocketed. It’s unique.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Canadian Grand Prix - Race Day - Montreal, Canada

“This is the first corner at Montreal. This shows you can get shots from the public areas and you don’t always need the access we get as official photographers. I realised every single person is holding up a camera of some kind; if I was a fan, I’d rather soak it all up. I thought this would make a good picture instead of being down on the corner with most of my colleagues. They’re goal hanging, waiting for a crash maybe. I wanted something different, more scenic.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Spanish Grand Prix - Preparation Day - Barcelona, Spain

“This is Vettel with the fans in Spain. I like this because it shows the pressure he’s under. He almost gets lost in that picture and then you see they’re all clamouring for him.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Barcelona, Spain

“That’s the final chicane in Barcelona: it’s new and I don’t personally like it. It’s screwed a few shots up in the past and it slows them down, so again you have to sit and wait, imagine your shot and wait for it to happen. It’s not just fluke. You’re on a 500mm, pre-focused. The more time you spend photographing the drivers, the more you know who will attack more. These guys may not be the fastest, but certainly they’re the most dramatic.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Japanese Grand Prix - Practice Day - Suzuka, Japan

“Again this shows it’s a team sport; you can see he’s pensive, ready. This is probably a pit stop practice as I wouldn’t be able to get that close in a race, but again you wouldn’t know that from the shot. So you take the moments where and when you can.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Spanish Grand Prix - Race Day - Barcelona, Spain

“Alonso winning his home race. I think he’d got the Spanish flag from a marshal and come in to parc fermé with it. There are a couple of things here: he’s stood on top of the car and the light passing through the flag really makes it stand out. The problem with parc fermé is there are two or three cameramen in there with them who get priority and you never know what the driver will do, which way they’ll run. So to get a clean head shot with the flag and no distractions was great. You just have to pick a spot and trust your instinct that you know what that driver will do, think of what they’ve done in the past in similar situations and start considering that whilst the race is finishing around you.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Spanish Grand Prix - Race Day - Barcelona, Spain

“This is Vettel in Spain. It’s a shot I will only ever do during the race because I need that hillside to be covered in fans to create the colour. You can see the suspension is fully loaded up and it’s traveling at around 180mph with the car approaching over my left shoulder. This is shot on a 500mm lens at 1/50th of a second at F20. I thought it was slower than that, but I usually start at around 120th and work my way down after getting my safe shots.

It’s not all racing cars
Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Suzuka, Japan

“Japanese fans in Ferrari Samurai suits. This is to show that not everything I do is cars going around in circles. My editorial clients want general pictures too, we need fans and flags and colour. Nowhere is better for that than Japan; the effort is amazing.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Japanese Grand Prix - Race Day - Suzuka, Japan

“Vettel celebrating in parc fermé. This was another gamble as I was up on a balcony above the podium and I was hoping he’d do something with his hands. Given the visual noise surrounding him, here he’s pictured alone, so you can focus on the subject. I also like this angle because it shows off his limited edition rising sun helmet created especially for Japan. Formula One is frenetic and communicating it like this is something I like. Just outside of the frame, there are thousands of people.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - United States Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Austin, USA

“This is in America. Because it’s a new track, it’s great for us as we can experiment and try to find new pictures and that’s why I love new circuits. There are about 80 photographers that go to all the races and we all know each other; we’re all quite good friends but there’s still a massive level of competition. The next year everybody will go and do your shot and somebody else will find another… This is all about the undulation and the seriously heavy braking with the dust being thrown out.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - United States Grand Prix - Race Day - Austin, USA

“This shows the details of the sport, the minute accuracy that the teams go to. It’s a piece of tape on the ground where the cars need to stop. So effectively they can show the driver he’s stopped 5cm too late. Because of course it makes a difference: this is the precision F1 goes to.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Bahrain Grand Prix - Practice Day - Sakhir, Bahrain

“This is Bahrain again and it’s something I try to do at every race: it’s showing where we are, the terrain and surroundings. After all, the cars are the same, so what’s unique about where we are? Literally we’re stood up to our ankles in sand. It’s so far removed from and a polar opposite of the sport itself.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Malaysian Grand Prix - Practice Day - Sepang, Malaysia

“Day one, first session. Clients will expect a shot that says ‘We are in Malaysia’. Obviously the circuit designers know this. Sure it’s been done by everybody but it shows the commercial element too.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Singapore Grand Prix - Race Day - Singapore, Singapore

“This is an overhead shot of the grid at Singapore, which looks fairly straightforward until you realise what’s involved to get it. I’m on a tourist wheel, the Singapore Flyer, and as ever it’s all about timing, as you have to know exactly when the cars will be on the grid given that it’s a ten minute ride up there and it’ll be at least 20 minutes before I’ll be back down on grid. Granted it’s a risk, but what you get is a picture nobody else will have. Which makes it all worthwhile. Even though I’m wondering if I’ve done the right thing!

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Singapore Grand Prix - Race Day - Singapore, Singapore

“This is Webber riding back in on Alonso’s car. This is a strict no-no and against the rules, but I think he knew he was leaving and didn’t give a toss. It’s something we used to see a lot of back in the ’80s: Senna and Berger and everybody. It shows how strong the cars are and how Webber is a bit of a rebel.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Singapore Grand Prix - Race Day - Singapore, Singapore

“Unique lighting from the night race at Singapore means you can get shots you won’t see anywhere else. These are VIP guests up in a hospitality suite – it’s quite indicative of the place.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Belgian Grand Prix - Practice Day - Spa Francorchamps, Belgium

“We take hundreds of pictures like this every year. We have good access to the pit lane but you can’t go in the garages unless you work for the team. So you spend a lot of time hanging around outside, waiting for the drivers who often are sat in their cars, surrounded by mechanics, with a monitor in front of them, with wires, and piles of tyres, so it’s very hard to get anything clean of them. This is using a bit of a bloke’s arm to blur that side of the frame; it’s what most people would look at as an annoyance but you learn to use these things.

Pulling strings and being inventive
Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Monaco Grand Prix - Thursday - Monte Carlo, Monaco

“Here is Jensen Button at Monaco. Getting access is key here. This is taken from a hospitality suite and there was this lovely dappled light. It doesn’t scream Monaco – in fact it’s a terrible picture but it’s very rare we can get overhead, and light like that with the chrome finish? I’ll try and get back up there next year!

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Monaco Grand Prix - Thursday - Monte Carlo, Monaco

“This is obviously Monaco: the sea, the boats, the harbour, the race cars and VIPS. Like I say you need to get yourself into places – this is the Hotel De Paris. There’s a funny story behind this one though: I opened up a magazine and there was a double-page advert for a motorsports travel company and I recognised it as my image. So I called them up and asked if they were aware it was mine? They’d got it from another magazine and said “What do we do?” So I said, “You pay me, I don’t sue you”. Phone goes down and two minutes later it rings again – it’s the CEO of the company and he tells me they have 700 bedrooms booked out in Monaco for every Grand Prix and he said, “Is there anything we can help you with?” So I suggested he gets me in to every building he’s got access to. Deal done. That’s worth far more than a fee would ever be.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Malaysian Grand Prix - Race Day - Sepang, Malaysia

“The power of this image: Webber and Vettel on the podium at Malaysia. Vettel had ignored team orders and overtaken Webber when he was leading the race and their body language said so much. It went downhill from there on. It’s not a beautiful photo, but the subject and apparent emotion is making it.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Malaysian Grand Prix - Race Day - Sepang, Malaysia

“Here we’re overhead in Malaysia looking down into the pits. It’s very rare to get overhead because usually it’s where the VIPs are. But because it’s so hot, people don’t use the terraces, so you can run up and down as different teams have a stop. I like the reflection in the glass and the grey overtone with flicks of colour.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Malaysian Grand Prix - Race Day - Sepang, Malaysia

“Alonso in Malaysia. It’s made by the coloured gravel at turn one. There was another similar shot to this the year before so I knew it was a spot; of course it ruined it for TV afterwards.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Day - Sao Paulo, Brazil

“Again, Webber’s final race. After all the drama, they’re still teammates and this is the final time they’d be on a podium. There’s such a sense of relief in this image.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Monaco Grand Prix - Saturday - Monte Carlo, Monaco

“The tunnel at Monaco is so unique in F1 and only us photographers can get access, which makes it even more insane. You stand there with earplugs in and your whole body shakes. It’s dusty and dark, and it’s also quite hard to get in a position to even see the track because the wall is so high. Then the minute you get out and it’s all glamour and sunshine. It’s almost a stolen moment between you and the drivers. The darkness means this was shot at 1/13th of a second. As a TV fan, you never realise there’s a corner in there. The other amazing thing is it’s the fastest part of the track, as they exit the tunnel at 210mph. It’s a phenomenal place.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Indian Grand Prix - Practice Day - New Delhi, India

“India with a Ferrari. The new circuit is not one of the photographers’ favourites really. Because it’s new, it’s got big run-off areas, high fences and lots of advertising hoarding. So getting something different and clean is hard, so again you use the shapes and colours to your advantage

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Indian Grand Prix - Practice Day - New Delhi, India

“I think this is Japan, no, India… It shows that after the fun and games on track, there are still a load of blokes working away. You’ve got the VIP suites above all shut up for the night and below them the teams are literally stripping the cars down. The real work often goes unseen.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Monaco Grand Prix - Sunday - Monte Carlo, Monaco

“I’d say 90% of the photographers I’m in competition with would have got on that grid and taken a photo of her face. Playing with shapes and form and I could have cropped it in even tighter; I’ll admit I’ve done it before.

Acting on instinct
Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Monaco Grand Prix - Sunday - Monte Carlo, Monaco

“The podium is very different in Monaco: you don’t get all the corporate branding which is nice but it leaves you at a bit of a loss to know what to expect. It’s also quite formal as you’ve got Prince Albert and his wife, and as ever you don’t know what they’re going to do when they get out of the car. Seeing as it’s meant to be quite a prim and proper moment, it was great to see this explosion of emotion.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Budapest, Hungary

“This was in Hungary and I was loitering around in the paddock and suddenly Bernie came out of his motorhome and said, “Oi, you. Come over here”. He said, “In about two minutes, I’m going to make a very important picture with Jean Todt. Can you come and take a photo?” He told me to grab two or three photographers and bring them as well, so I quickly phoned my mates from Getty and the other big agencies and four of us got in there. He sat us down and said there are seven of us in this room, can we keep a secret? He said Jean Todt and I are about to sign the Concorde Agreement and I want you to take the photo, and in an hour, release it to the world. This was a nice moment. Afterwards, Bernie wanted to find out how we’d all been affected by the recent changes to access that had been put on us after a cameraman had been hit by a wheel in the pit lane. It shows how switched on he is: how he wants to know and understand about everything. It’s worth remembering here that he could own the photography rights but there’s a freedom of press and I respect that.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Indian Grand Prix - Race Day - New Delhi, India

“Vettel bowing down in front of his car after sealing the championship in India. He’d done a load of donuts, which is a big no-no and he’d parked on the start finish line and bowed down. Given everything that’s going on around him, this was a very special moment for him and his car.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Indian Grand Prix - Race Day - New Delhi, India

“This is the championship-winning podium in Delhi. Everybody was gunning for him. It’s a very graphic image close up on his face, but I kept the hands in to give it context. This was shot on 1/400th and you never really know what speed to shoot a podium on, because you want some movement but they’re jumping around a lot, so you need it sharp too. No second chances.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Indian Grand Prix - Race Day - New Delhi, India

“They try and get all the mechanics in to show it’s a team sport; the world sees Vettel on a podium but in reality there are hundreds of people involved. There is one of these after every Red Bull win, so I took a gamble going up on a balcony above with no flash, hoping to catch everybody else’s light, which sure enough I did. There were 50 other photographers down there!

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Test Three - Day 1 - Barcelona, Spain

“It was wet in testing at Barcelona. I had one lap between to get this picture so I pre-focused where I think he’s going to be on track and then I went for it. A nice graphic image and again, something that you’d never get in a race.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - British Grand Prix - Race Day - Silverstone, England

“Ahh the great tyre debacle. I feel sorry for Pirelli a bit. They were told by Bernie to make tyres that fall to pieces and they did exactly what they were told. I was at the end of Stowe straight at Silverstone where they seemed to be going, so I made sure I got as many as I could because I knew from a news standpoint, they’d sell well.

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - British Grand Prix - Race Day - Silverstone, England

“I happened to be doing a post-event concert at Silverstone and Jenson had jumped in his blacked out van to head off, when this kid started screaming because he was leaving, so he got the driver to reverse back up, jumped out and got chatting to the family. It turned out the kid is actually called Jenson. This demonstrates the personal side to me – some of them are really good guys.

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Blown away? Humbled. The great thing is James talked me through these like they were family portraits, this comes so naturally to him now.  This is what you aspire to as a photographer: the skill set to adapt to any situation and the composure to produce unique and great imagery in any situation. So I’m sure you’d all like to join me in thanking James for sharing some of his incredible images with us. Just remember, the next time you see a Formula One race advertised on TV, that somewhere nearby, James will be shooting away, before hopping on a plane and forgoing any kind of normality to capture the next incredible moment that didn’t happen quite yet.

Image envy? Me? Oh yes! Thanks James, I enjoyed that. Now when’s the next Formula One race? Roll on the 2014 season…

Bryn Musselwhite
Instagram: speedhunters_Bryn



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Beautiful article, awesome photography and love to hear something from the POV of an F1 photographer. I'm quite sure that at least a couple of images in there are from Jamey Price. I know that he works for James Moy during F1, but shouldn't he still be credited on the images he takes? Or he relinquishes all the rights of the images? Just curious about how things work out there :)
Also, it would be great to have more articles like this one. Besides being inspiring, it shows the real "I dare to be different" side of professional motorsport photography. Thumbs up to both James and Bryn


RiccardoCarbone It was very interesting to hear how he solved problems and approached situations that a hundred other people are facing at the same time. James did say one of the images may not have been taken by his eye, the American braking picture I think but it was one of his team. He was also very gracious and said he wasn't bothered about us watermarking them at all, it's a bit like working for an agency where you start off shooting under somebody else's name which means you get access and more importantly paid. Then you branch out when established, it's an apprenticeship of sorts.


These are the most stunning F1 pictures I've ever seen, real masterpieces.


Speedhunters_Bryn RiccardoCarbone  Got it. Sorry if it sounded like a dumb question but I always wondered if working with/for another photographer was basically like working for an agency. Thanks for clearing things up :)
James and his "team" are probably some of the best chaps out there shooting F1, along with Darren Heath and a few others, so it has been a very pleasant surprise to start my day reading this article. And yeah, thanks to him aswell for letting you post those beautiful images in that big resolution, a real pleasure for the eyes.


RiccardoCarbone No, no not at all. That's whole idea with this article is to give some insight in to how it all works. I really enjoyed James daring take on things, that Singapore grid shot is genius to me. You're an F1 photographer, the race is about to start so you get on a tourist ride! Brilliant!


Speedhunters_Bryn Absolutely fantastic approach to F1 photography. That's what sets apart a great photographer from the rest of the crowd!


Awesome work!


Easily one of my favorite Speedhunter articles ever. Well done!


The new look indeed. Great!

Seeking Perfection

I'd rather see one update/post per week like this one than 3 mediocre updates per day. Mr Moy seems to be at the top of his game. Professional photography at its best.


I do enjoy James Moy's work, though in regards on F1 photography, I am a great fan of Vladimir Rys. Definitely one of the best photographer's eyes (motorsport or not). A great source of respect (and jealousy !). Would be nice to have a feature of him and his work sometime.


I love F1. I'll be watching tonight on Directv channel 220 at 11pm. Can't wait! BRING IT ON! LET IT BEGIN!!!!!!


Amazing post. Thanks for capturing the awesome images as well as providing a narrative to each one. More than a few of them send chills through my body. F1 is something that I tend to lose myself in, and as I'm not rich enough to ever be on common ground as the cars or drivers, photos like these that ooze emotion are what keep me close to the sport. Keep pushing that camera button, I hope to see more work from you in the '14 season.


CSAlltrac  I literally couldn't have said it any better than you did.




Amazing work and words, thanks for sharing!


Amazing photos. Very inspiring to everyone Im sure. Incredible captures of emotion and different elements. They're all bang on with the correct exposures and composition. The dark shots are quite unique too, most go for normally exposed but to see shadows and dim photos look that good is remarkable. Great work James Moy, words were good too Bryn!


Brilliance indeed!


Amazing images, can't wait to see what you do at Albert Park today =D


My wallpaper folder grew substantially tonight... Good stuff mang.


Wow.  Truly inspiring stuff in here!


So many incredible pictures. All of them behold some form of drama in one way or another. Great stuff, James.


Great photos! I'm a hardcore f1 fan I can't wait to save up enough money and experience a race my self!


Wow, these are incredible. That Singapore shot!!


This article is brimming with inspirational images. This is officially my favourite Speedhunters article. Please keep up the outstanding work.


Love this photography!! Awesome! Thanks SH!


Amazing, amazing work! I really appreciated the nitty gritty on how he got each shot too. It makes us all think a little harder about what we're doing while out shooting.


These are truly stunning images to behold! It is incredible to hear the background of each image as well as how the image was made. This is SpeedHunting at it's finest!


Stunning images throughout but the little story that goes with each one really brings them to life and makes you appreciate the pictures even more. Beautiful work!


I'm not the biggest fan of modern F1, but these are fantastic photos irrespective of the individual subject matter. Fascinating to read the thought(s) that went into each shot, a little insight into the mind of a skilled photographer!


Absolutely brilliant photos and the stories that go along with them! Truly inspiring photography!


Damn good show sir!!! daammn good show!!!!!




Very inspiring photos James. May I ask how you started shooting for F1? Do you work for a news outlet or the FIA? Freelance? How much does it cost in a season to travel the F1 circus?


Beautifully breathtaking, some of the best Motorsport photography I've ever seen.

Gianluca FairladyZ

Fantastic Pictures.. You can be proud of you guys! Speedhunters is just the "Non Plus Ultra" :) Just the best..!


Chris Nuggets Thanks for the kind comments guys. 
Chris, I started out as a keen amateur photographer, I worked with 2 different photo agencies in my earlier years which gave a great experience of not just how to take photos, but also learning what type of image sells.
I now work with many editorial publications, websites, magazines and newspapers, as well as commercial clients  such as teams and sponsors, to promote their brand or product. 
The cost of travel as you can imagine is huge. I estimate for a season of hotels, flights and hire cars we spend around $50,000 per photographer to attend all races. That is what it costs, just to get to work...!


colinbolin Thanks for all the positive comments. I enjoyed talking with Bryn, and than to SpeedHunters, for doing things a little different to the usual F1 sites..... hopefully we will have a chance to do some more F1 Photography related articles in the future.


Loic Kernen Loic, I agree. Vlad and I are good friends. He certainly has a very different 'eye' to most F1 photographers.


RiccardoCarbone Speedhunters_Bryn Riccardo, you are spot on. Jamey has attended a few races for me during 2013, and a couple of the shots here are indeed his. The plan is for him to do some more races with us in 2014, so hopefully we can bring you more of his work.
Thanks for your kind comments, hope that 'we' can bring you more images during this upcoming season, regards.


James Moy Speedhunters_Bryn  Thanks for taking your time to reply James and I apologize again if my question sounded like if it was out of place. I'm always looking with great admiration to your work, you definitely set yourself apart from most of your colleagues. Hope to see more articles like this one in the future. Kind regards


James Moy Loic Kernen  Great to see you guys know each other. I guess F1 photographers are part of a small family !
Keep up the good work


James Moy Chris Nuggets  Thanks for the informative response! I greatly admire the path you've walked and it's crazy knowing the costs just for travel!


Anyone else find it funny the kid named Jenson is wearing a Lewis hat?


Rod....keep this guy!!


Vettel the BEST!!!