Friday, January 29, 2016

‘Who needed a long telephoto anyway? To fill the viewfinder frame just shuffle closer. You’d soon sense how close was becoming too close.’


Ken Wharton and Roy Salvadori do battle - V16 exhaust fluttering trouser legs...
The GP Library



A time when photographers were MEN!  Imagine track access like this at the British Grand Prix. Here in 1954 at Goodwood's Madgwick Corner snapper George Phillips shoots the leading V16 BRM of Ken Wharton chased by Roy Salvador's Maserati 250F during the Glover Trophy race.  Picture facilities like this were the norm in those early days - but so were track tragedies. Life moves on and usually for the better.
 You can see this illuminating article by the legendary Doug Nye here: