First Year Adam Simpkins photographs motorsport portraits for the Personal Portfolio Module.

These two images were produced in response to the Personal Portfolio module. For a long time, I have known that I want to photograph Motorsport events all over the world so choosing my area of specialisation was pretty straight forward. Here in the UK we are luckily enough to have the world class BTCC which I’ve always been a fan of, due to the close racing and differing interpretations of what is the best machine for the Job.

I went along to the Media Day held at Brands Hatch with a Hasselblad camera and lots of film in the hope I would be able to get up close with the drivers and get some portraits, luckily enough I succeeded. I photographed, Jason Plato 2 time BTCC champion and Dan Cammish two time winner. This approach to my chosen area of specialisation was something completely new to me, I have never really shot portraits before but by creating this series I have gained confidence to approach people, talk to them and to find out their story before I take their portrait.

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