Postcard: A Day Outside the Rally Car

Notes and gripes from a day of photographing rally school.

Henry Phillips

Littleton, NH | 10:25 a.m. | -15 degrees Fahrenheit – It’s a glamorous life inside a rally-prepped Audi 4000CS. Luxuries like seats and windshields are nice, but it’s the heater that’s got me jealous. Bill’s wearing a goddamn t-shirt in there. We’re two hours into an eight-hour stint photographing Scandinavian flicks and trail brakes and Canon batteries (operating temperature: 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) are dropping like flies on a rock. Chalk one up on the scoreboard for analog.

Photo Info: Hasselblad 500cm | 150mm | f/13 | ISO 400


A postcard is always a pleasant surprise, particularly in an era of Instagram and SMS pics. We don’t have enough postage for our entire readership, but our new bite-sized series, Postcards lightly details the who, what, when, where and why. It’s a simple, and effective, premise. Whether they’re based on a life-changing subject or just a strange one, shot with a Red Epic or an iPhone, we hope you find these little moments more genuine than the stock images you’re used to seeing opposite of the Xs and Os.

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