MOTOR RACING PHOTOGRAPHY | PART 2

Posted in Uncategorized on 06/11/2017

Motor racing, and motorsport in general, is highly photogenic but there are few photographers that have the ‘eye’ for a shot and can make sure they are in the right place at the right time, knowing the angle of the track, the composition of the shot and where the sun is. It is more cinematography art direction than taking a technically perfect photograph… having the photographer’s eye.

Motor racing, and motorsport in general, is highly photogenic but there are few photographers that have the ‘eye’ for a shot and can make sure they are in the right place at the right time, knowing the angle of the track, the composition of the shot and where the sun is. It is more cinematography art direction than taking a technically perfect photograph… having the photographer’s eye.

In this series of blogs we’ll look at a few photographers who are the masters of their craft; masters of the art of photography. We make no excuse for loving the depth and contrast in black and white photography, the lighting, shadows and atmosphere… and we make no excuse for loving the period between 1930 – 1975(ish). Photography is, without doubt, an art form and we hope you enjoy this selection of photographs.

In the first installment we looked at Louis Klemantaski; this time it’s Rainer Schlegelmilch.

In his 55-year career, eminent photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has taken more than 600,000 photos – which now belong to the Motorsport Network.