This morning I was searching for vintage racing photographs to use as a reference for an Illustration I am working on. As I was cruising through my Google results I came across the “Cahier Archive“. Even if you aren’t a racing fan, this is a fantastic site. It features some amazing photography that stretches back to 1951.
The photo collection covers the history of the Formula One Championships and the photos remain in the hands of its original photographers. There are 15 000 pictures currently available on the website which are part of an archive containing around 400,000 original photos.
The archive has been built and compiled by Bernard Cahier and his son Paul-Henri, with Bernard leaning more toward photojournalism, and his son taking a more artistic approach to his shooting style.