Back in April, I was lucky enough to have time to shoot some portraits of some of the drivers and staff of the Prodrift Super Series. When the majority of your work is based around the machine and not the man, it can be refreshing change of pace to shoot the men (and indeed women) behind the visors. The idea behind these portraits was to portray the people behind the cars, to show the real person and not just the name you may recognize from the commentary.
More after the jump …
The above shot of Shane Lynch (Team Japspeed Stobart Maxxis), was shot with a Canon EOS 40D with a 24-105 F4 L lense. The shoot took place in a music festival tent at Donington Park in the UK. Using two flashes, one high camera left and another low camera right, both fired through white umbrellas.
Kieran Hynes, Prodrift Series Head Judge, Canon EOS 40D, 24mm, ISO100, f/8, 1/160th
Alan Lenihan, Hankook Tires Nissan Silvia, Canon EOS 40D, 47mm, ISO200, f/5.6, 1/125th
Dennis Healy, Nexen / Hunky Dorys Toyota Corolla SR-86, Canon EOS 40D, 24mm, ISO100, f/8, 1/125th
Ian Bergin, Judge & Commentator, Canon EOS 40D, 67mm, ISO100, f/4, 1/160th
Mike Deane, Silverstone Tyres / Deane M-Sport Nissan Silvia, Canon EOS 40D, 60mm, ISO200, f/7.1, 1/125th
Martin Ffrench, Wexican Motorsport Nissan Silvia, Canon EOS 40D, 24mm, ISO100, f/8, 1/160th
Dean ‘Karnage’ Kearney, Maxxis Nissan Onevia, Canon EOS 1D MKII N, 50mm, ISO800, f/1.4, 1/125th