“Zoom flies again”
Following the success of its début exhibition in 2013, Zoom returns to London next month with a fresh series of photographs from the Formula One paddock.
Taken by a cast of Formula One drivers, team members and a number of its known characters, the shots go some little way to opening up viewers to the lives of those within the sport.
Thankfully, many of the pictures go beyond the mere confines of paddocks and hospitality units, offering up an alternative view of those who live and breathe Formula One – a category of sport and entertainment that can appear bizarre and absurd, to say the least.
Whether it Nico Rosberg posing with the vintage Mercedes W154, as he touches the sport’s illustrious history, or Fernando Alonso’s now famous shot of the roaring crowds at Monza following last year’s Italian Grand Prix or Christian Horner with his miniature donkeys, Zoom portrays an angle of the sport rarely witnessed on television – and this collection is all the better for it.
As with previous edition, the photographs are to go to auction in association with Nikon, under the experienced eyes of COYS and will be hosted by BBC Formula One lead presenter Suzi Perry.
The auction takes place at the InterContinental London Park Lane on Friday February 7th and is in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Special guests on the night are to include former Formula One World Champion Damon Hill and Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner.
Running alongside the auction is a competition in this week’s UK Metro, where shots entered by amateur photographers are gunning for a Nikon camera, an invitation to the auction and the opportunity to picture displayed.
Competition winners will also receive a copy of the second edition of the Zoom book, which is to be officially launched shortly. To enter the Metro competition, follow this link.