How F1 looks through a 104-year-old camera

How F1 looks through a 104-year-old camera

This is F1 as you've never seen it before: through the lens of a camera more than 100 years old. JAMES ROBERTS talks to photographer JOSHUA PAUL

In the pursuit of perfection a photographer constantly strives for the crispest, sharpest image possible. So it's a touch ironic that US photographer Joshua Paul's story begins with Blur. In May 2013, Paul travelled to Barcelona to photograph the band at a music festival, but, as a long-time fan of Formula 1, he learned that the gig was being held on the same weekend as the Spanish Grand Prix.

He applied for accreditation and, to his surprise, was granted an F1 press pass. Much of his previous work had involved landscape photography in exotic locations, such as Mozambique and the Amazon, for adventure travel magazines. He chose to apply those same techniques - wide angle, low to the horizon - to photograph F1 cars trackside.

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