An iconic section of track
Drew took this image in April 2016 for the Ford GT team. His brief was to provide creative images to meet the team's demands for social media, sponsors and marketing.
With the entire Spa-Francorchamps circuit to play with, Drew wanted to shoot in a recognisable and engaging location. "The photo was taken at a part of the circuit known as Eau Rouge," he says. "It's one of the most iconic sections of track in the world, which made it an obvious choice for the photo's location."
Spa-Francorchamps is well known for its extremely changeable weather, so Drew was relieved to see clear skies. "Shooting in April was great, as the sun doesn't get that high in the sky and it sets fairly early in the day," he continues. "We shot late in the afternoon, at around 5pm, but the sun was still low enough to give contrasting shadows and strong colours.
"I was lucky that the sun was pretty much in the perfect position, just to the right of the car – it wasn't casting shadows of the camera or shining straight down the lens. I'd love to say this was planned but it was more luck dictated by the time slot."