Managed to get in with no ticket and photographed hundreds of people in their face and managed to get context shots and acquired some work with the Helipad company in march 2018 who organise all the helicopter flights in and out of the events... pretty damn perfect day for me and I had fun doing it. Parr is clever, confidence is a big thing in getting good wrk done... walking around with a digital camera I actually felt like digital is a good medium for once aha, I can just hold the shutter and fire 6 frames in a second ahah compared to film this is so god damn fast, auto focus and big files is exactly what I need for this shoot. I managed to shoot over 500 images over two shoots, I went there on friday and the saturday, each day getting access to the whole place, and just free roam taking images of this scene.
The people who attend this event are very well off, people who drive Audi sports, Bentleys, Mercs and G wagons. Food stools were about £9 for a fking pizza slice and £5 for a couple of chips from a kebab van, what a great place to be rich... Lets remember this event is set up really for people who gamble, gambling is an addiction and I definitely saw many addicts whilst shooting, bloody throwing 50s and 20s at each other whilst betting and waiting for horses to race. T'was a funny atmosphere. Anyway I managed to experience this whole scene and series of events that took place through out the weekend, for Free, most importantly learning not to gamble whilst 15 pints down with loads of mates at a posh venue where you are expected to splash out lol. I obtained the knowledge from being a spectating photographer, who jumped between lives and families on the days, getting in their personal space and sharing a glimpse of each other briefly.