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Old 02-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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2013 Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Photos

I was hired by the management company for Grand-Am and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge driver Matt Bell (who happens to be an ADV'er) to essentially shadow him (along with their other drivers) for the weekend and capture on film what goes into a weekend of racing for one of these drivers.

The idea was to focus less on the rolling shots and more on the lifestyle stuff, which worked out well. I was still able to get a few decent shots of the #51 car in action, but mainly I tried to capture what he went through when he wasn't behind the wheel. I haven't shot motorsports before on a professional level, so I felt more comfortable in that the main focus of this project was to capture him in more of a lifestyle setting.

I also did a timelapse video of the last 8-ish hours of the race (7AM - 3:30PM) which is condensed into 4 minutes...here's the timelapse:


http://vimeo.com/58493537


Here's what I ended up with for photos:



































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