When browsing through Formula One images, one has to marvel at the ability of photographers to take magnificent photographs while cars are screaming around them. It is literally a blink and you miss it kind of situation. Over the years, not only has F1 technology changed, but also photographic technology has been forced to evolve with the sport. But now, there’s a twist… meet Joshua Paul, a man who owns a Graflex 4*5 view camera. The unique feature about this camera is that it is 104 years old.

Joshua Paul (left) showing Kimi Raikkonen (right) how to operate the camera

Unlike a modern point and shoot or Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, the Graflex is only limited to 20 pictures. So Paul has to be very careful about the kind of shot he wants to take. His inspiration to take such vintage shots came from the time that he picked up a 1969 magazine which depicted that year’s Indy 500. He first got into F1 photography in 2013 at the Spanish Grand Prix. Now he has launched his own magazine called Lollipop, which is a publication for F1 enthusiasts. The magazine has its own Instagram page as well. Here is the link: https://www.instagram.com/lollipopmagazine/

Here are also a select number of his images


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