F1 photographer uses camera from 1913 at a race and the results are brilliant

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Old racing photographs are so much fun to see. It gives us a glimpse into the past and shows, even for a brief moment in time, what it was like to race during the bygone of motorsport. Not that this is a bad thing but, because of the time period, you always see cars of the era – never anything modern. I know that's how it goes, but wouldn't it be cool to see new cars on old film?

Well that's exactly what happened when Formula 1 photographer Joshua Paul took a vintage camera to a Grand Prix in 2017.

The camera itself is fascinating. You can see from the shot above that technology has come a LONG way as the sheer size of the thing is intimidating to bring to anywhere, let alone an F1 race to photograph the fastest cars in the world.

But the results, man they are cool.

You can view an extended gallery right here. The graininess of each picture is amazing and the fact that this camera was used to make pictures even this clear is staggering. Most of these, especially the wet weather shot with the plume of water, are haunting images.

Yes this is from 2017, but it's the first time I'm seeing these and wanted to share them with you all. Mostly because this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen done at an F1 race from a visual perspective.

Truly amazing.