I was born into an automotive family. My father worked for the Porsche factory, before opening his own repair shop. My paternal Grandfather owned an automobile and motorcycle dealership in Germany before WWII. While I broke ranks and went in a different direction – to this day I enjoy ‘sporty cars’, the sounds, the smells, the colors, the lines, the shapes and of course the SPEED.
When I was 7 years old, a family friend, Bill Hewitt, showed me the magic of the darkroom. Out of the chemicals emerged an image of a Chaparral 2E – which in the eyes of this 7 year-old was the coolest car on the planet. From that point on, for me photography and cars/racing cars became intertwined. As I went to events, I began to expand my vision to include detail shots of these cars and try to capture the unique qualities that they present. This is particularly the case with the vintage car races where the variety of cars, designs, ideas, and colors becomes a smorgasbord of photographic opportunities.
The images in this gallery are split between action shots on the track, and images taken of vehicles that are waiting their turn to be driven.