AN AFTERNOON WITH A SPEEDHUNTER
September 2012| Photos & words: RaceMasteR J |
Killarney Race Track, Cape Town.
Today was a day that I thought
would never happen. But as they say, never say never. I got to
meet a fellow petrol head, from another land, but on a completely
different level. I met Bryn Musselwhite, associate editor for
one of the best websites on the net, Speedhunters.com.
Spending the afternoon with Bryn was invaluable as I got to learn
what it takes to be a Speedhunters.com photographer. From the
stories of what he’s done and shot to him telling me about
his fellow hunters like Larry Chen and Rod Chong. He explained
that he came from a print media background as opposed to the rest
of the crew who mainly started off with their own blogs. He also
explained some of the shots he took which at first, when I saw
him taking it, didn’t make sense to me, but after he explained,
it made perfect sense. To be a Speedhunters photographer it’s
not just about shooting cars. It’s about capturing the essence
of the moment.
I was standing around chatting to Terry Grant when Bryn was snapping
away, at what I wasn’t sure, but when he showed me the shot
it was something else. Capturing a race car at full pace down
the backstraight with a bunch of guys having a good old chat just
meters away from the car. I can’t actually explain it, like
they say; a picture says a thousand words.
I can’t wait to see Bryns coverage of this weekend’s
events, as well as the other feature’s he’s got lined
up. Be sure to keep an eye on www.speedhunters.com
for the coverage. Otherwise come around to Killarney tomorrow
if you want to check out Bryn and his work.