In the pursuit of perfection a photographer constantly strives for the crispest, sharpest image possible. So it's a touch ironic that US photographer Joshua Paul's story begins with Blur. In May 2013, Paul travelled to Barcelona to photograph the band at a music festival, but, as a long-time fan of Formula 1, he learned that the gig was being held on the same weekend as the Spanish Grand Prix.
He applied for accreditation and, to his surprise, was granted an F1 press pass. Much of his previous work had involved landscape photography in exotic locations, such as Mozambique and the Amazon, for adventure travel magazines. He chose to apply those same techniques - wide angle, low to the horizon - to photograph F1 cars trackside.
Before he knew it, the Californian-born New Yorker was regularly attending grands prix, and subsequently launched a lavish, picture-led F1 magazine called Lollipop. "I didn't realise how close you could actually get when I started," says Paul.