His black and white photographs remain poetically simple and within the exhibition contrast beautifully with the
frenetic colour of the crowds, adverts, and landscapes. In these colour-free shots there are no identifying features, just machine/speed/road/light. They strip the sport back to the essentials.Where a single colour is introduced it then becomes the main feature. The 'Jaguar R3 Test Valencia 2002' is astonishing with the orange cloud of sun dust. The silhouetted car appears from the coloured hell's mouth. The almost unnatural gradations of orange also provides the backdrop in 'Mercedes F1 W03 Abu Dhabi 2012'. This has an absolute graphic design/cartoon feel to it; the iconic F1 car shape in its unnatural habitat.
|© Darren Heath Photographer 2012|