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My photography has made a major shift in the past 6 years and has gone from glamorous to gritty. For many years I photographed live music, cabaret, burlesque and art nude photography, for which I still have a passion. But my son Sylvain had started kart racing, and I wanted to capture these moments. 

What started out as a few shots for my own pleasure and amusement, soon became the talk of the paddock. Parents and teammates would ask me to capture a few shots for them. This led to me being club photographer for Clay Pigeon Kart Club in Dorset, UK, and Dunkeswell (now Mansell) Kart Racing Club in Devon. 

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