Photographer Simon Davidson captured a series of great pictures of the Bonneville Speed Week across Utah’s Salt Flats, in the US. Even if you don’t like cars, it’s worth looking at, because this series is simply beautiful!
Simon Davidson’s latest photo series captures high-speed junkies from all over the world descending with their souped-up engines upon a sprawling 5-mile course in Utah’s 36,650 acre dry salt lake for the 64th annual Bonneville Speed Week. Over 512 entries combining high-tech engineering and vintage automobiles—including custom belly tankers, hot rods, motorcycles and streamliners—gathered to set land speed records and race at upwards of 400mph upon the uninhabited salt shell.
All images © Simon Davidson – Website
About Simon: Born in New Zealand, raised in Sydney, Simon Davidson discovered photography at the age of 25. His early years of photography were spent in the darkroom developing film and printing black and white images. Moving to New York in the late nineties to assist fashion photographers, Simon returned to Australia in the new millennium to further assist before dabbling in fashion photography himself. A chance excursion to a street drag racing meet one cold winter evening changed the direction of his work. He has been photographing Australian custom car culture as a personal endeavor for the last decade. This project has allowed him a healthy editorial career in the V8 car scene leading to an advertising career. While the cars are central to the project, the people and the characters are a rich source of subject.